Wondering which apps for kids are worth the download and which will just take up space on your device? These iPhone, iPad and Android apps will keep your kid entertained while you’re waiting in line or on a road trip—and they’re educational too, so forget the guilt. Read more
Are you pushed for yard space at your house? How about letting the kids make their own miniature garden. They are perfect for a balcony or a courtyard out the back. Follow these simple steps and the kids will have their own garden to look after in no time! Read more
Whenever I am out at events around the community, one question pops up over and over:
How do you make those bracelets?
Our famous colored macaroni bracelets are usually a hit with kids and parets alike–so much so that many have asked me if I have a copy of “the recipe.” Read more
Is it time to mix up your weekend routine by doing something fun and different for a change?
If you’ve watched all the good Redbox movies, visited all the nearby parks, and memorized the floor plan of the mall it’s time to try something new. Here are eight ideas of fun family activities you can try out this year: Read more
Snow is cold. That’s a fact. But it is also fun! Here are some fun and exciting ways to enjoy the fluffy white stuff.
Instead of one jolly snowman, why not build a village? Smaller snow people are easier for smaller children to build and work for a limited amount of snow. Make your snowmen only a few inches tall, create roads and even small houses for them. Read more
Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better.
I have found that yoga can help counter these pressures. When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children. Read more
Are you at home with a sick child? What your child probably needs most is rest. But it’s hard to get cranky, sick kids the rest they need without leaving the TV on all day. Try these quiet activities instead. You’ll help your child heal, and spend some quality time together. Read more