We are deep into the dog days of summer, and while we love these long, hot days, we get to a point where we just can't jump through the sprinkler again or eat another popsicle. It's time for a new way to cool off! We suggest you hide out in the air conditioning or in front of .... read more
My seven-year-old had a playdate the other day where the two girls spent an entire afternoon "making ice cream." This activity consisted of melting an existing pint of vanilla ice cream and then mixing in crushed raspberries and blueberries, liberally adding more heavy cream .... read more
What child isn't fascinated with the moon, or twinkling stars and constellations? Or nocturnal owls and bats that take flight at night and fill the dark skies? Nighttime is alluring and mysterious, as there's a whole new world that comes to life when the sun goes down—new si.... read more
My Teacher Is A Monster by Peter Brown (pictured above)Reviewed by Eliza ClarkParents like to think of our kids’ teachers as our greatest allies: we’re all in this together, helping our kids to learn and grow. Sometimes, though, we forget that our kids don’t necessar.... read more
We don't know what the weather's been like in your neck of the forest, but here in the mid-Atlantic, where we take our summers hot and sticky, it's been plenty balmy lately. Not that we're complaining, mind you. After this past winter's wretched polar vortex, we're more than h.... read more
Summer, with its long, lazy days and wonderful, warm air, brings with it a whole world of possibilities for outdoor fun. Summer is the time for sailing, flying kites, going on picnics, biking, playing soccer—the list is endless, and your little one could probably run around .... read more
Most parents we know are strongly in favor of regular bedtimes, ourselves included. During the school year, early bedtimes are often all that stand between us and generalized chaos. (Only a slight exaggeration.) But in summer, what a luxury it is to shut off that 6:30 a.m. wak.... read more
Family night can be fun, but to mix it up a little bit, consider adding another family. More grown-ups and more kids may mean more chaos, but it nearly guarantees more laughs and memories in the making. Invite a family or two over for an evening (or whatever time of day wor.... read more
We've all been there. Deep in the dark depths of a parenting slump. It's not a fun place to be. In a parenting slump, we feel unreasonably irritated with our children, and even more upset with ourselves for failing to handle the ordinary ups and downs with calm and grace. .... read more
Family nights are often the highlight of our kids' weeks. They anticipate the routine, the fun, and the quality family time. This week Savvy wants to help you spice up the usual game or movie night with a twist So, turn off the screens, shut off the electricity. and enjoy a .... read more
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