A “Tip Jar” to Help Siblings Get Along

Help siblings get along with this technique to reinforce kindness.

You may remember from my family kindness tokens or our family kindness resolutions that I am hard at work to help my kids to get along and practice kindness towards each other. Parenting is hard and many days it is an uphill battle, but then I experience a magic moment like the morning when, instead of shouting at his brother for taking… Keep Reading →

Indoor Activities for Tweens

Indoor activities for tween. Great boredom busters for rainy days.

My giant list of Indoor Activities for Kids is my most popular page, but what about if you have bigger kids, or what is commonly referred to as “tweens”? (Am I the only one who dislikes that term? Although it is quite convenient. But I digress.) Little kids may be easily entertained by dropping popsicle… Keep Reading →

10 Math Books for Babies and Toddlers

Math books for babies and toddlers that support early learning of patterns and numbers.

My oldest son’s favorite subject is math. From a very early age it was clear that he was drawn to numbers and counting. I encouraged his interest with math themed books and math activities continue to be a major part of our lives. This list of math books for babies and toddlers is the first in… Keep Reading →

12 Chapter Books About Diverse (and Loving) Families

12 chapter books about diverse families for kids.

This list of books about diverse families came about for two reasons. First, part of my role as a parent is to help my kids become compassionate individuals, and one way to do that is by teaching them about diverse families and cultures. We’ve read picture books about diverse characters, and now we are adding… Keep Reading →

Indoor Active Game: Land, Sea and Air

Active indoor game to get kids moving.

A friend of mine taught me this indoor active game you can play instantly (and anywhere) with your kids. With the weather dipping below freezing we are spending time using our list of indoor activities for inspiration, and this is a fun new inside game to add. It’s called “Land, Sea and Air”. What you need: Kids… Keep Reading →

Super Cool Math Art with Parabolic Curves

Parabolic curves make fun math art projects for kids.

We adore math art projects. I’ve been eyeing the idea of using parabolic curves in a creative endeavor with my math-loving kid for a while. I was experimenting in my own art journal with the groovy way you can fool the eye into thinking a group of straight lines is actually a curve when my 10 year… Keep Reading →

Emotions Coloring Pages – Help Kids With Feelings

Feelings coloring pages for kids. 2 free printable sheets.

We’re back with another year of monthly coloring pages from children’s book author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.  These two emotions coloring pages are a good tool to help kids talk about their feelings. Or, even if your kids don’t like to spend hours discussing their emotional state (mine are pretty tight-lipped), they can at… Keep Reading →

14 President Books For Kids (That’ Won’t Put You to Sleep)

14 books about presidents for kids that are actually interesting.

It’s time to put president books for kids on hold at the library. Next month the United States celebrates President’s Day and clever, entertaining picture book biographies are a great way to introduce the politicians who have helped shape our country. The thing is… a lot of presidential biographies are, well…. to be blunt… super boring…. Keep Reading →