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

Going Rogue with Star Wars… Again

Last year around this same time, I was out in Los Angeles, more than 1,500 miles from my Illinois home, living a dream that I never knew could be a reality. As Disney/Lucasfilm prepared to… read more

Family Fun: Apple Picking Tips

With the end of summer at hand, it means Fall is quickly on the horizon and delicious apples are ready to be picked. For us, apple picking is a family tradition, and I thought I would… read more

Selecting Age Appropriate Movies for Your Kids

Last winter, my 6-year-old son and I were exiting a showing of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip when we stumbled across an amusing display in the theater lobby featuring a red costumed character… read more

The Simple, Unmatched Joy of New Crayons

There’s been such a huge craze in the world of adult coloring and it’s made me realize something: Nothing beats a new box of crayons or colored pencils. For me, it’s like getting to dip… read more

Tips for Family Fun in the Garden

Summertime means lots of outdoor play and fun. It’s also a time for my family to take pride in our yard and garden. When the kids were babies it would usually be them playing in… read more