Holiday Family Photo Card Tips

The holidays approach quickly and for a lot of families it’s the time to get everyone together to take a family photo for a holiday card, so I thought I would share some tips and… read more

Rock Painting Is Fun for Everyone

While out on a walk with my kids, I recently noticed beautifully painted rocks placed around town in fun places.  With beautiful drawings and colors, I learned that rock painting is the latest way to… read more

Hot Holiday Toys: Parent Panel Picks 2017

Between the Hot 20, STEM 10, and Top Tech 12 top toy lists, The Toy Insider has selected amazing toys that will delight kids of all ages this year. From tigers to teddy bears, babies… read more

Fun Backpack Accessories for Back To School

By now, kids in the U.S. are officially back to school—which means, they are probably armed with tons of new school supplies and awesome new backpacks. But that newness and excitement can wear off quickly! A… read more

The Art of a Thank You Note

As parents, we have many lessons to teach our children. One that I’ve made a point to work on with my kids is the art of a “thank you” note. It’s important to instill this in… read more

Putting It All Together: Puzzle Fun!

Sometimes it’s great to plan elaborate family excursions and experiences. Other times, it’s nice to find a low-key way to spend time together, like having a movie night, or doing a puzzle. There’s a sense… read more

Activities and Ideas for School Vacation Week

School vacation week can, let’s face it, be a dreadful time for parents and kids alike. When school vacation is also in the cold, dark winter, kids can be bouncing off the walls. As parents,… read more