As parents, we spend so much time caring for our young children and structuring their lives that it requires a bit of a mental flip for us to start thinking of them as leaders. But watch your kids interact at the playground, or listen in on a play date in progress, and it beco.... read more
Some people theorize that the world would be a better place if more women were in charge. We can't know whether that's true until we try it, but in the meantime, the world does get itself into plenty of trouble. Perhaps that accounts for the special appeal of fictional.... read more
The boy who never grew up was born in London's Kensington Gardens in 1902. From the moment author J. M. Barrie penned the famous play, Peter Pan became a symbol of eternal childhood, magical creatures, and wild mischief. No wonder Disney turned the boy into an animated feature.... read more
Birthdays are special, no doubt about that. Regardless of the fact that people the world over have them, that many share one with you or your kids, and that it's only 24 hours out of a whole year, birthdays are the one time when it's okay to feel special, perfect, and like .... read more
At the Savvy Source, we love to tout all of the benefits of a good school: more learning, more fun, and more friends. And more friends mean more birthdays to celebrate. Yes, there will be the parties at school, and the parties out of school, the parties with balloons, and the .... read more
The goody bag. It's the most dreaded part of the birthday party plan that parents make each year. Plastic bags filled with landfill-bound plastic stuff that you're either going to a) step on in the middle of the night in your bare feet, or b) pull—half-chewed—from the dog'.... read more
There was a time when all birthday parties were planned the same way. Parents and kids thought of a theme, then they purchased decorations and food accordingly. They would either order the cake or cupcakes from their favorite bakery or attempt to create one in their own ki.... read more
How do you know that the world has changed just a bit since we were kids? When you're headed to your child's school to watch and cheer not for a play, concert, or sporting event, but for a robotics competition. The kids root just as excitedly for their robots as their do for t.... read more
When did children's birthday parties go from small gatherings of a few friends and relatives to full blown galas? We've seen princess parties for four-year-olds complete with invitations that looked like they could have come from the renaissance, pony rides and inflatable cast.... read more
Becoming a parent means taking on many different roles, and one of these, perforce, is that of party planner. It can't be helped: these children of ours insist on growing up, and on having birthday after birthday, year after year.Some parents, of course, relish party plann.... read more
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