School Age

The 10 Best Books For Character Development

The 10 Best Books For Character Development

Character Counts It’s amazing how much kids reflect back the world that surrounds them. I mean, have you ever heard your child say something and realize they got that directly from you? Or the TV? Or a book? Lately I’ve been all too aware of […]

3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Family Car

3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Family Car

This is a Sponsored Post. Two years ago I FINALLY traded in my 2003 Honda Accord for the new Buick Encore. I loved the style and new features and it was perfect for all the driving around I had to do with two little ones. […]

Help Your Kids Sleep Without Fear of the Dark With the Night Knights

Help Your Kids Sleep Without Fear of the Dark With the Night Knights

The Night Knights and Nighttime Fears I received the featured products for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions remain my own. For kids that have a fear of the dark or being alone at night, bedtime routines can get pretty tough. I […]

 The Best Way to Read to Your Kids

 The Best Way to Read to Your Kids

We all know how important reading to kids is. It increases literacy, develops vocabulary, models good reading, can increase attention spans, and is linked to higher performance in school across all subjects. Did you know there are some simple strategies for maximizing these benefits? 1. […]

Why the End of Moana Wrecks You

Why the End of Moana Wrecks You

**The movie came out last year, but still . . . SPOILERS** Disney’s Moana was released on Netflix this summer, which means that I have now watched it approximately 6oo times. And every time that we watch it, I end up ugly crying and excusing […]

Going Back to School for the First Time

Going Back to School for the First Time

<><> Nothing is more exciting and scary all at the same time for a parent and a child than the first back to school season. What if they don’t like their teacher? What if their teacher doesn’t like them? What if they like their teacher […]

ABCmouse.com Review

ABCmouse.com Review

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you click my links at no cost to you. For more info, you can read my disclosure here. If your kids watch Disney, Nick Jr. or other kid-oriented tv shows, you […]

Summer Activities: Nature Walk Science Journal

Summer Activities: Nature Walk Science Journal

Yesterday, we took a Neighborhood Nature Walk and observed the nature we saw along the way. Today, we are going to follow this up with a science journal. If you missed that article, I recommend going back to read what we did, though, I’m sure […]

Time With the Littles 

Time With the Littles 

Every Summer, Christmas and Easter vacation comes with something very precious to me – time with my own kids. In my mind these vacation times are magical moments that my kids will remember forever. I will be calm and engaged (not yelling about messes or […]