Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

By Ana Connery

While couples lay claim to Valentine’s Day as their special time, everything changes once you start having kids. Sitters are hard to come by on Valentine's Day, plus they're expensive, so seize the opportunity to bond with the family and celebrate a totally a different kind of love.  That's what ... Read More

Why Nature May Be The Best Summer Camp Idea

By Nature Rocks

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow recently, so we have six more weeks of skiing, sledding and snow days. As if on cue, our local new station began describing in detail the foot of snow that’s headed our way. But amidst all this winter fun, something else is top of mind in February: Summer camp. ... Read More

5 Ideas For A Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day

By Ana Connery

Ah, Valentine's Day. Some people call it a nothing holiday that makes millions for companies who peddle cards and flowers to the lucky few who are partnered up. I happen to love Valentine's Day, and I only came to love it more after I had kids. After all, there is no one I love more in this world th... Read More

Love Buckets Family Valentine Tradition

By Kierste Wade

Valentine's Day is one of our family's favorite holidays, and it's due in large part to a tradition we started several years ago. One of the goals I have as a mom is to help my children show each other how much they love one other, and these Love Buckets Family Valentine Tradition do that! It's our ... Read More

9 Winter Olympics Party Ideas

By Erica Fehrman

The Winter Olympics holds a special place in my heart. Sure the Summer Games get more attention, but the Winter Olympics sustains us for a month of cold  every four years. In our house, we eat mashed potato soup, drink beer, and we encourage our kids to make their own version of curling in the entr... Read More

5 Easy Christmas DIY Projects

By Ana Connery

We just spent the weekend at my parent's house for Thanksgiving, and if your fam is anything like ours, there were definitely pockets of downtime for the kids. Now that it's December, we're scheduled to go back for another round of family visits, except this time, I'm coming armed with the goods to ... Read More

5 Things to Do with Bored Kids on Thanksgiving Day

By Erin Collard

What to do with a bored kid on Thanksgiving Day?   Let’s face it.  Thanksgiving is filled with wonderful smells, laughter and the occasional hiss of “Jimmy!  For the last time, get OUT of the kitchen!”  For little kids not interested in football or how to make a flaky pie crust, ... Read More

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Future Scientist

By Erica Fehrman

Does your kid study how the toilet flushes, take things apart, tie the shop vac to the car bumper, love mixing and making food, and generally analyze how the world around him or her is made? There's a science gift just for your child, young or small, male or female, for baking or robotics or natu... Read More

Easy DIY Halloween Decor

By Ana Connery

I'm not exactly crafty, but I love the idea of making Halloween decorations alongside my son, Javier, because it gives us a chance to show off his artwork and spend time together. Here are three easy DIY Halloween decor favorites straight from our house to yours: 1. Frame your little one’s Hal... Read More

National Talk Like A Pirate Day 2013

By Rachael Herrscher

Ahoy me hearties! It's Talk Like  Pirate Day 2013! Aaargh! Our own lass Stephanie always has great ideas, and she loves her some Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Carina has also rounded up some great ideas! And when all else fails, have your mateys swab the deck! Illustration by Ghergich & Co.... Read More