Valentine Day Ideas for Kids {free printable activity coupons!}

These free printable coupons for kids are the perfect non-candy Valentine idea that will give the family some time to enjoy together! I know that we show our kids how much we love them every day of the year but sometimes it's fun to surpri...
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Handwritten Memories in this Age of Technology

  Have you ever done something brilliant (I mean absolutely amazing!) but you just didn't realize it until years later? I recently had one of those moments last month but it didn't start as happy as it ended....
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29 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids this Winter

29 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids this Winter

Those long, cold days of winter can give us all a little cabin fever so push aside all those 'must do's' and just have some fun with your kids.It's amazing how many ideas and activities we parents think of as 'regular things' are super cool...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Pretend Play, Reading, Science and Tours

Today we're covering more tips & tricks for planning enjoyable Family Outings on our 5-part series: The ABC's of Family Field Trips   Here's a summary of the first 3 days: {Part 1} Getting Ready, Exploring & Fun Field Trips...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Learning, New Places & Outdoor Fun

Welcome to Part 3 of our Family Field Trip series! So far, we've shared a number of ideas & tips along with more than 35 fun places to visit for a family outing! Here are the first two posts in the series: {Part 1} Getting Ready,...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Fun & Games, Inspire Learning & Hands-on Ideas

  Welcome back!  Today is Day 2 in our week-long series:  The ABC's of Family Field Trips. During the first day, we shared tips for getting ready, ways to use books, exploring on your visit and 24 ideas of places to take...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Tips, Resources & 50+ Ideas for Where to Go

  I'm so excited to introduce a new series this week -- The ABC's of Family Field Trips!   This will be a 5 day series covering all kinds of tips and ideas for those fun family outings you want to plan this year.  I re...
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Setting Family Goals in the New Year

  Are you working on any family goals (or resolutions) for the New Year?  When we were PK (pre-kids), all those resolutions looked different -- get in shape, get a promotion, complete a few DIY projects. But (as the experts say...
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The Best Ideas of 2012: Kids & Family Activities

  Happy 2013!!   I'd like to welcome the New Year by telling all of our readers "Thank You" for visiting us, leaving comments, & helping me to make this a better site each day -- you guys are great!    To bring ...
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A Season of Giving: Share Compliments

  I do so love the holidays!  Yes, I know they get crazy and busy (and I never seem to get all the baking done that I would like to) but it's a time to connect with family and reflect on all the joy that we have in our lives. An...
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Tips for Kids: Being a Helpful Host & a Gracious Guest

  Welcome to our December Online Book Club for Kids!  Each month, a group of amazing bloggers highlights an author and create a variety of activities and crafts to go along with their books. This month we're featuring the books ...
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The Wonderful Stories of Jan Brett

It's time for our Kid's Virtual Bookclub again -- and December's featured author will be the AMAZING Jan Brett! I'm sure you're familiar with at least one of her many books.  She has authored and illustrated more than 30 beautiful sto...
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5 Amazing Ways to Use Kids' Artwork for the Holidays

Not sure what to do with all the Christmas projects and winter crafts in your house?  Try these ideas!If there's one thing we have a lot of in our house, it's kids' artwork! They are always making such cool projects at school and ...
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Top Toys for Curious Kids

 Are you looking for gift ideas for a curious kid?  You know, a child who loves to ask 'why', takes things apart to see how they work and is always wondering about something?I LOVE curious kids!  And shopping for them can be ...
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16 Favorite Christmas Traditions and Picture Books to Read for Each

Pair each of your favorite Christmas Traditions with a special book and enjoy these special stories during the holiday season!The holiday season is the perfect for for traditions such as Christmas countdowns and special family activities.&n...
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