The other day my daughter asked me, "Mama, when will we have a snow day?" As I look out our window at a blanket of white, I can tell her that today is that day.When I asked the four-year-old why she likes snow days so much, these were her reasons: 1. "You can do any.... read more
This a great activity for Presidents Day, if your children have the day off or have been talking about the presidents in school. You'll need thin white printing or drawing paper; coins—at least one penny, one nickel, one dime, and one quarter, depending on how many kids are .... read more
Raise your hand if your preschooler gets more mail than you do (meaning personal mail, of course, not bills and catalogs and credit card offers). We thought so. Between party invitations, birthday and holiday cards, and postcards from doting relatives, there's no question that.... read more
Let's face it. Getting breakfast on the table for the kids every day before school can be challenging, to say the least. Depending on how many children you have, it's often a juggling act between feeding the baby, helping the preschooler get dressed, and arguing with the f.... read more
Prior to having children, I could have sworn that Valentines Day was a giant conspiracy contrived by florists, chocolatiers, and stationery stores. But after becoming a parent, I realized February 14th is a cherished celebration that goes beyond roses, chocolates, and cards. J.... read more
Construction paper hearts and decorated shoeboxes. Wobbly first attempts at signing a name, or maybe even just an initial. The joy of opening the cards and reading all of the sweet messages, perhaps eating a few candy hearts along the way. Valentine's Day is a holiday tailo.... read more
Legend has it that if on February 2nd, the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, the groundhog appears from his burrow and sees his shadow, we are in for another six weeks of wintry weather. Shadows have long been weather forecasters, storytellers, we.... read more
According to this book's jacket, the author and etcher, Thomas Handforth, visited the Far East on a Guggenheim Fellowship and published Mei Li in 1938 based on his experiences. The Caldecott Medal-winning story follows a young girl on the eve of the Chinese New Year as she ven.... read more
Super Bowl 51 is next weekend, and history tells us that more than 100 million people will tune in to watch the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots. We think it's a good bet that your family will be watching, too. Below are a few suggestions for making your Super .... read more
It's cloudy out there. It's cold. It's rainy, snowy, windy—in short, the weather is foul. And we're cooped up with a bunch of overactive preschoolers, just wishing more than anything to feel the sun.We'll have to wait a while for sunny days (unless we live in Hawaii or some .... read more
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