Great Children’s Books for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday. To be honest, it’s a close race for first place, but Christmas still takes the cake. I think that Thanksgiving kicking the door wide open to the Christmas season is one of the reasons I love it so much. I really love Thanksgiving though, because it reminds each and… [Read More]

Halloween Safety Tips

halloween safety tips

With Halloween right around the corner, it is time to get some Halloween Safety Tips for Kids in order.  We all understand that we need to check our child’s treats before they can eat any and only to go in neighbourhoods that we know. But what else can we do to keep our little ones safe… [Read More]

Celebrating Chinese New Year – Tips and Ideas

Celebrating Chinese New Year

As a parent and as a teacher, I really love exposing my kids to different cultures and traditions. When I taught kindergarten, I always worked in a week long unit on Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival. As a mom, now I do the same thing at home. Here are a few ideas to… [Read More]

Cinnamon Applesauce Valentine’s Day Hearts


There is just something about Valentine’s Day themed crafts that I love. Each year since she started school my oldest daughter, Madeline, and I have made her valentines to hand out in class as well as valentines to send to friends and family members. Even before her school years we often made Valentine’s Day crafts… [Read More]

Holiday Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

It’s the middle of November (shhh, I know it’s closer to the end. Ears covered – LA LA LA!) and I’ve purchased one present and one stocking stuffer. I’m starting to get a little anxious as I usually am much more organized around this time of year. My holiday cards aren’t even ordered  yet, which… [Read More]

Zulily Top Toys for the Holidays

I love some zulily. For holiday shopping, you really can’t go wrong with giving the site a quick perusal each day to see what’s on sale. Whether you need a sassy holiday outfit or a toy from the Christmas list, zulily is a great site. zulily’s top 10 holiday toy picks, and other similar brands… [Read More]

Quick and easy Easter gift: no craftyness required

I know, I know!  St. Patrick’s Day isn’t even here yet and I’m talking about Easter.  But it is the next major holiday (April 20) and the stores are already stocked with all sorts of decor and goodies. How do you celebrate?  A big church celebration?  Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt? Family dinner? Regardless, I’m sure… [Read More]

Family Christmas Concert Fail

All I wanted was to record a song for the Christmahanukwanzaakah concert that Neil Kramer does every year.  This year I had the brilliant idea to have my mom sing harmony with me. It was going to be awesome. Well, we tried.  But with two kids around and a husband who thinks he’s a trip,… [Read More]