easy monster puppet craft

Easy Monster Puppet Craft

Pooky and I have been reading a lot of Monster theme picture books recently. (See the link at the bottom of this page for a list of favorite monster picture books.) Of course I usually like to connect an activity to our books whenever inspiration strikes.  This time it did in […]

Crayon Resist Watercolor Card

My daughter and I recently read Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Bernardo as part of #ReadYourWorld for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018. This lovely picture book that tells about loved ones far away sending their love uses a lot of X’s and O’s in the illustrations. We were inspired […]

by Susan Bernardo

Sun Kisses Moon Hugs Review for MCCBD 2018 1

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Schaefer Bernardo to review for this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This lovely picture book explores a theme all children can relate to, that love is still present even if loved ones are far away. […]

Angel Ornament Christmas Craft

Pooky and I are going full steam ahead with all things Christmas! We’ve been having a lot of fun with all of our advent calendar activities. One such activity was to make a homemade ornament for the Christmas tree. I suggested making an angel using a wine cork; it’s a craft […]

make traveling with kids enjoyable

Make Traveling with Kids Enjoyable, Do This One Thing

Traveling in general can be an ordeal.  Add kids to the mix and it can become a huge headache. But there is a way to make it better, and even enjoyable. It’s all about your perspective. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash One of the biggest problems parents face when traveling with kids […]

Blueberries for Sal counting game

Blueberries for Sal Counting Game

Have you ever picked your own blueberries? I think it’s one of the best experiences for kids. They get to see where berries come from. They get some fresh air and time with nature, and there’s even a snack provided! We no longer live in a place with access to […]

free family fun in chicago

Free Family Fun in Chicago

Chicago is one of the most exciting cities in the United States.  It is a lot of fun to visit, but it can be expensive too. To lessen the cost of your next visit, Pooky and I have come up with a list of suggestions for some Free Family Fun […]

how to wear out the kids

Wear out the Kids without Exhausting Yourself

Are your children home on break and getting bored? Are you running yourself ragged trying to keep them entertained? Read on for suggestions on how to wear out your kids without exhausting yourself. Here you will find ideas for being out and about town, as well as right at home. […]

How to Stay Sane when you’re Home With Kids 1

Are you about to lose your sanity because you’re home with kids all day? Whether it’s due to being a Stay-at-home-mom, Work-at-home-mom, or because the kids are home on school vacation, being home with the kids all day can be trying for parents.  I’ve put together a list of ideas […]

Active Toys that will Wear out the Kids 2

Sometimes the kids just have too much energy, ok, most of the time, really.  So what do you do? Well, my daughter and I have discovered that there are a lot of great active toys out there that will help wear out the kids without the adults having to do very […]