Kids

Mickey Mouse Crafts for Birthdays, Christmas, and More!

Mickey Mouse Crafts for Birthdays, Christmas, and More!

Whether you’re getting ready for a kid’s birthday party, decorating for Christmas or Halloween, or just need a fun activity to keep your toddlers busy, you can create some fun by adding a little Disney! Here are some Mickey Mouse crafts that I found on […]

Kermit the Frog Hand Puppets, Dolls, and Crafts

Kermit the Frog Hand Puppets, Dolls, and Crafts

As a child of the 70’s, I have distinct memories of watching The Muppet Show when I was a kid. It was on right before my bedtime, and I sat on the orange shag carpet of our family room watching Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, […]

Cute and Easy Animal Cupcakes

Cute and Easy Animal Cupcakes

When my girls were little, we spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Sometimes they would sit on the counter and help me make dinner (mostly handing me things and pouring in stuff), and other times we would make “fun food,” like peanut butter […]

12 Great Gifts for Kids Who Love to Read

12 Great Gifts for Kids Who Love to Read

When I was in my late twenties, I looked up one of my sixth grade teachers and wrote her a letter, telling her that I was now a middle school teacher myself, and that I had good memories of her and remembered what a good […]

Pink Dinosaur Toys for Girls

Pink Dinosaur Toys for Girls

  Through no particular prodding or encouragement on our part, our kids always followed gender roles in their choice of toys when they were little. While my son Benjamin was crazy about toy cars and garages, (and little else), my two daughters loved princesses, dolls, […]

Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

Monday. August 21, 2017, was a big day in history, as you probably well know — there was a total solar eclipse! We decided it would be worth it to drive up to Franklin, North Carolina, to be in the path of totality. It was […]

Dinosaur Skeleton Bone and Fossil Toys

Dinosaur Skeleton Bone and Fossil Toys

  Dinosaur skeleton bones and fossil kits make a great educational toy for kids. Hands-on learners (like my middle child, who has always loved to touch everything) will especially love digging around making unique discoveries with them. They can be equally enjoyed for both girls […]

Fisher Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex Dinosaur Toy Review

Fisher Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex Dinosaur Toy Review

It’s no secret that kids, especially boys, are often fascinated by dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are real, but also fantasy in a sense, because none of us have actually seen them in real life. They are frightening enough to be exciting, but not frightening enough to be […]

Beginners Baking Sets that are Perfect for Kids

Beginners Baking Sets that are Perfect for Kids

These baking sets for beginners are all geared for girls and boys who want to learn to bake. I know I’ve had great memories of making Christmas cookies with my mom, and I still have the specific recipes that we baked together when I was a […]

Party and Dance Dresses for Tweens

Party and Dance Dresses for Tweens

I still remember my eighth grade school dance. It was held in our middle school gym, with a pizza break at one point in the cafeteria. Scott Argiro (who today is an accomplished singer/songwriter and Jenny Duncan acted as DJs and I still distinctly remember […]