Parents of young children don't tend to do a lot of stargazing, for obvious reasons. The idea of keeping your preschooler up late enough to see the night sky may seem nothing short of insane.But the insane, in this case, is also absolutely magical. If your five-year-old misses.... read more
One universal truth of parenting is that time goes by way too fast. For instance, we are already hearing a lot of parent-chatter about signing kids up for summer camp. What? Summer camp? We're just trying to make it through the winter, here! But however much we may object, th.... read more
There is something a bit mind-boggling about the idea of "summer camp" for our wee preschoolers. The parental mind leaps ahead to sleep-away camp and care packages and hoping for a phone call, but we're really not ready to think about our kids growing up so fast!That ment.... read more
Maybe it's around the third birthday that you can talk about it. The parents of a serious sleeper might be ready much sooner, though there are plenty of parents who won't find any charms in the topic until even later. The activities of nighttime animals, we mean. Who can pos.... read more
There are summer plans that involve logistics, calendars, and childcare arrangements. And then there are the summer plans that we've been waiting for all year long, the special summer fun we want to make sure our preschoolers don't miss.Here's our list of ten things we can't w.... read more
When you think of night hikes, do you think of crooked witches and monsters? Because you know, that's only in fairytales. Walking in the night with children is a whole different experience that stimulates all senses when everything is quiet and goes to sleep—or wakes up. Thi.... read more
Are you ready for summer? We imagine it as a time to relax, sit by the water, grill with friends, go camping and enjoy nature's bounty. Yet it's not all that relaxing when you find yourself struggling with gear, realizing that you are out of supplies deep in the middle of nowh.... read more
Once upon a time, before we were parents, the night was a time for adventures. For moonlit strolls and stargazing from rooftops, for camping out, for parties, for romance, and for friendship.When the babies came, however, the character of our evening hours changed com.... read more
The prospect of travel elicits so many questions in a young child's mind. Any answers we give to our little ones' endless where, when, how far and how long questions are, however, invariably met with a puzzled face. And then more questions. Questions that really can't be an.... read more
Do you remember the first movie you ever saw? For me, it was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when I was five years old, and it’s something I’ll never forget. I already loved books and stories, as most children do, but this was storytelling on a whole new level.Mo.... read more
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