How to Make Halloween Krispie Treats

I admit it, I am a huge fan of Halloween! I start planning months in advance for our costumes (yes, I dress up, too) and party food. I’m not sure why or when my love for… 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

Tips to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

We’ve reached the point in summer vacation where the back-to-school commercials give us slight panic attacks about how much shopping we have to do. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the summertime just leads… read more

Baseball Mom Tips: Always Be Prepared

It’s that time of year…baseball season. Soon, you’ll be spending more days on the baseball field than off. With two boys playing on three teams, I have got to get my act together. I need to be… 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

Boredom Buster: Gak!

We are headed into the part of winter that I dread. The part where it gets too cold to be outside and the kids get bored with being stuck indoors. That’s when I have to… read more

Reasons Why We Love Elf on the Shelf

The time has come. The elves have arrived. And there’s a lot of noise coming from the parents I know. When it comes to Elf on the Shelf, you probably fall into one of two camps:… read more