One of the quiet moments parents enjoy most reliably with their kids is reading together. Those cozy twenty minutes before bed give all of us a chance to calm our minds at the end of the day. On some especially busy days, those twenty minutes may be the only time when .... read more
Do your kids groan when you tell them that it’s time to go do some errands? Now and then I find myself apologizing to them: “Sorry you guys, you’ve got to come to the grocery store/post office/hardware store/cleaners with me.” And sometimes I’ll even feel a tad sorry.... read more
It's been a long winter. A long winter of carting the kids around to various indoor activities so they can get their sillies out. Or bundling them up in countless layers and wrestling with skis and skates just to get a bit of outdoor exercise. Has anyone else missed the playgr.... read more
We are living in belt-tightening times. Everyone is looking for ways to live more frugally. However, cutting corners doesn't have to mean cutting the fun. You don't need new, fancy, or expensive supplies to create some amazing, beautiful, and fun thing.... read more
The long days of summer are upon us, and families are getting creative trying to figure out how to maximize summertime entertainment for the kids without completely blowing the budget. Camps and classes are certainly great for developing new interests and keeping boredom at ba.... read more
"Where do fairies live?"If your four-year-old has not asked you this question yet, it is sure to be on the tip of her tongue any day now.Depending on how you answer, the query can lead your little one on to a wonderful outdoor art project: building a fairy house.Fairies usual.... read more
You don't need elaborate game sets or one of those huge, inflatable pseudo water parks to have fun in your own backyard this summer. You already have the makings for a fun day outdoors in your kitchen, garage, and linen closet.The Olympics are returning next summer, and we're .... read more
It's no wonder that we, as adults, romanticize childhood, as there is no other time in life so rich with promise and raw beginning. Think back to your own childhood, to the strangeness and stickiness of being four- or five-years-old, to the hugeness of everyone and everythin.... read more
Camping is fun business whatever your age. Whether your children are outdoor newbies or seasoned little wilderness experts, camping is always exciting. You get to sleep under the stars, wake up with nature, and play outside freely. However for many children, the best part is p.... read more
Nights might be short in the summer, yet the warm weather (and no need to get up for school in the morning) make it the ideal time for stargazing. Here are some ideas to get your little Galileos interested in the science behind twinkling celestial bodies. Get MoonyHave your ki.... read more
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