Are you thinking ahead to the summer yet? Who can help it! Summer vacation sounds so good right now—a little relaxing, reading, family time, the kids happy and occupied, getting lots of exercise and fresh air.... If only a holiday like this would plan itself. Instead, the.... read more
In our technology-filled world, we use a number of electronic devices to get around. There are also many routes and modes of transportation to a particular location, but how many do we utilize? For most of us, it's usually just the car route. For one day this spring, try tr.... read more
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "Earth laughs in flowers." What a sweet thought! Some of my most joyful times with my daughters have been spent in the garden or at our local arboretum. There's something so wonderful about being amongst colorful, fragrant flowers, warmed by.... read more
My house is overrun with technology, not only for me but for my daughter. She has a DS, a Wii, an iPod, a computer, a DVD player and a CD player (we're old school like that). I have to admit that I love when my daughter plays with technology it keeps things so quiet. No matter.... read more
The kids are out of school for a little while longer, the weather is nice, and it's time to get out of the house. Taking walks with our preschoolers can be challenging, though, with their sometimes lagging attention and lack of focus. Here's a solution: photo safaris! Preschoo.... read more
Is your family working to go a little green? Are you on a shoestring budget and trying to keep spending low and kid entertainment high? Both? Yeah that's us too! That's a huge reason why we began making arts and crafts from stuff in our recycling bin.I wish I could lay cla.... read more
"If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood." ~ Peter Handke Telling stories aloud, different than reading stories, provides many opportunities for connection with each other, creative development, and simply our human-ness. Telling stories gets us laughing .... read more
Remember the feeling of anticipation when the mail carrier would arrive and you knew there was a special envelope in the mailbox? Remember taking your time to carefully open the treasured envelope that was addressed with your name? Remember reading and re-reading the conten.... read more
In the classic book The Secret Garden, ten-year old Mary Lennox and her cousin nurse a secret garden back to life and discover happiness and health when the garden blooms and thrives, its pretty flowers attracting all sorts of busy pollinators in the sunshine. Indeed for youn.... read more
One of the very favorite articles we've written here at The Savvy Source is 100 Things to Do Before Kindergarten. It captures all of the dreaming and hoping and planning that comes with parenting young children. It's a pre-elementary school life list of sorts. So we thought, w.... read more
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