What's not to love about being a mother? Changing diapers and wiping noses, picking up toys and searching for lost lovies, cooking dinner with a whiny toddler wrapped around your leg, and praying that the bite marks on your neighbor's child don't match up with your child's den.... read more
What child isn't fascinated with the moon, or twinkling stars and constellations? Or nocturnal owls and bats that take flight at night and fill the dark skies? Nighttime is alluring and mysterious, as there's a whole new world that comes to life when the sun goes down—new si.... read more
Writer Robert Brault said, "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Stop and think about that for a moment. What are some of the little things in life you tend to overlook, and maybe even take for granted, every day? What t.... read more
There's nothing like the first days of spring. Driving down the road, your eyes catch a glimpse of beautiful pink blossoms emerging from a naked tree. You step out of your front door and are greeted by cool, clean comforting air as you inhale and breathe in the intoxicating sw.... read more
Pablo Picasso said, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Isn't that the truth? Children spend hour after hour creating—drawing, painting, writing—visualizing and expressing their thoughts, ideas and dreams and transferring th.... read more
Frank Sinatra said that orange is the happiest color, and I must agree. The color orange inspires energy and creativity, and creates a sense of warmth in nature that we all seem to fall in love with this time of year.So it's no wonder that we keep our cameras close by this sea.... read more
We are surrounded my numbers and mathematical concepts every day. Whether it's numbers on a speed limit sign or making sure we get the correct change back at Starbucks, we rely on numbers and counting in nearly everything we do. And that's true for children as well! Take a loo.... read more
It's so hard for parents to keep the balls moving, isn't it? It used to be that being a "juggler" with modest ability was sufficient; but now, it seems as if the balls must be juggled at a break-neck speed (indeed!) or life will come crashing down all around us. No wonder our .... read more
Who would have ever thought that Wage, Babo, Ox, and Ice-Bat would be such an amazing hit! Much less Citizen #1, #2, #3, and #4, and especially Little Ugly Cozymonster. Does it seem like I'm speaking in a foreign language? Not if you're a fan of Uglydolls! These plush little d.... read more
As the final days of summer draw near, I have felt a real sense of urgency to cull through closets, drawers, toy chests—basically every nook and cranny of our home—in order to get a better handle on what we have (and where it should go!) before the new school year starts. .... read more
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