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
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 month, and we're a.... read more
No, you cannot have ice cream for breakfast. No, you cannot wear your superhero cape to Grandma's house. No, you cannot splash in the puddles. No, you cannot paint the dog blue ... As a parent, there are some days when it feels like somebody cut our pull string and now all .... 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
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
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
Divorce is a foundation-shaking event for young children—that's the truth of the matter. But divorce is also a part of modern parenting, and census statistics make it clear that's a constant in our world as well. With an eye toward taking the topic both as seriously and as .... read more
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