You’re looking forward to Easter, but you’ve got some work ahead of you. Dozens and dozens, hundreds perhaps, of Easter eggs to fill before the big hunt on Sunday.Before you go out and buy a pound of jelly beans, take a moment to think about that mound of cand.... read more
Marie LeBaron is the founder of the wonderful craft site Make and Takes, and if you haven't visited her site, you absolutely should. It is chock full of creative projects that are perfect for little hands and big hands, even those that aren't so crafty. She has graciously ag.... read more
There's nothing like the first days of spring. Driving down the road, your eyes catch a glimpse of beautiful pink blossoms emerging from a naked tree. You step out of your front door and are greeted by cool, clean comforting air as you inhale and breathe in the intoxicating sw.... read more
Just as the leaves are quietly unfurling, and the flowers raising their lovely heads, so Easter is creeping up on us. It’s a wonderful chance to welcome spring, and celebrate the renewal of the natural world.For small children, Easter is all about the eggs and the bunnies..... read more
Children like to have choices—this we know. They are much happier to choose apples or raisins for a snack when they know they have a choice between the two.Adults, it turns out, also like to have choices, and in many areas, we do. When it comes to holidays, howeve.... read more
Young kids are notorious for asking a lot of questions. “Why do we need to breathe?” was a recent inquiry from my daughter. She asked as though breathing was this incredibly burdensome activity I was forcing upon her akin to picking up a roomful toys. “I.... 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
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
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
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