Best way to kick the winter blues? Head to the beach and forget about the season. Yes, it's cold outside, but the ocean in winter has a certain soothing quality that leaves you fully relaxed and recharged. If you are lucky to live near a coast, there's certainly a beach near y.... read more
The winter solstice is behind us. Let longer days ring in the New Year! If gingerbread and candy canes smell like the holidays to us, what about the winter and new beginnings? What is your favorite winter smell? Here are a few ideas to enjoy the smells of the season cozily at .... read more
Need an easy and quiet way to entertain your little ones? With basic felt squares and a pair of scissors, you can make adorable backgrounds to tell your own stories at home. Whether for nap time, bedtime or just quiet time, these felt story theaters will be perfect to let yo.... read more
Six is the magic number for snow - did you know that? If you had a big magnifier and stepped outside with your children on a cold winter day to watch snow fall from the sky, here is what you might observe - six-sided hexagonal crystals, needles or flat six-sided crystals, and .... read more
Happy Thanksgiving! Just because trees can't talk doesn't mean they won't appreciate a little love on this day where you show appreciation for people in your life. For Thanksgiving, here are five meaningful ways you can make a difference and show your children that nature shou.... read more
There's a reason fairytales and fantasy books are set in nature. Leafy woods, rolling hills, twisted trees, and clear waterways take on a magical dimension when the day ends and long shadows create fanciful shapes around us. With the right story to tell, a few treats to savor .... read more
Darkest Peru, tropical islands, the Himalayas—it used to be that geography was all about faraway and exotic destinations. As intriguing as it can be, getting kids interested in geography can be tough if they can't touch or see anything in real life. Their neighborhood, on th.... read more
My girls have a nonsense theory that leaves change colors in the fall because goblins send dots of colors from rainbows on trees when it rains. Hence the magnificent color displays in New England or other parts of the country where autumn is a feast for the eyes. However the s.... read more
When days are getting shorter and you need a sweater in the morning, forests turn crimson red, chestnut brown and golden yellow. It's time to plan a family trip to your favorite spot! While fall foliage in New England takes the cake in terms of spectacular displays, fall colo.... read more
As soon as my girls started watching feature films, my husband and I decided to create a family tradition that would get us all together around a favorite movie. Thus was born movie night. Every week, the girls would look forward to the one night in the week when they'd be all.... read more
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