We all have an idyllic vision of what The Fourth of July is supposed to look like. Kids running through sprinklers, grandiose parades with marching bands, and burgers sizzling on the grill. But Mother Nature is almost as unpredictable as tots in their terrible twos, so even America isn’t immune to having its birthday party ruined by the weather. In the event of a rainy Independence Day, these All-American movies are sure to be loved by kids and parents alike.
There’s no better way to honor the US of A than spending the day off playing some family-geared backyard games. These kid-approved activities pair perfectly with hot summer haze and barbecue days. An added bonus? They’re engaging and exciting enough to keep even the busiest of littles occupied all day long. Read More “Fourth of July Outdoor Activities”
My kids go on summer break at the end of this week and after making up an entire week’s worth of snow days, they’re ready to milk all they can from the sweet summer months. With all the adventures we have during the summer, I’m often guilty of forgetting to document the fun. As a mom, it’s my sworn duty as memory keeper to ensure I preserve our memories for years to come so that when I’m a grandmother, the first thing my grandchildren will do when the visit is sit on the floor with our photo albums. It’s a lot of pressure! As someone who is passionate about memory keeping, I tend to get carried away, can you tell?
Unbeknownst to the hellish little gremlins we call children, learning new things can actually be exciting. The STEM field is growing rapidly, with a 14% increase in jobs expected by 2020. These Valentine’s Day themed STEM activities probably won’t grant your little nugget admission to Harvard, but it might help them learn a thing or two.
Ah, another summer over and the air hums with the excited trepidation of starting a new school year. It’s a feeling that’s hard to shake, even as an adult. And whether you’ve finished or haven’t given a second thought to back-to-school shopping, it’s helpful to have a few books in your back pocket to gently address the recurring worries most children face when starting a new school year.
Let’s make today the most colorful day of the year.
The only good part about coming home from your Disney World trip (well, besides sleeping in your own bed again!) is getting to see those beautiful memories you made printed in a photo album.
Summer is the best. As a teacher, it means time away, time to refuel and time with family. I love that I get to spend the whole Summer making new memories with the family, especially our daughter, Quinn.
Remember those old I Spy books from the early 90s — intricate pictures jam-packed with baubles and what-nots, a visual treasure hunt inviting you to find various items? I loved those books as a kid. Now that I’m a parent I especially appreciate looking at these type of books with my daughter.