I came up with the ultimate punishment for teenagers when my daughter was 14 years old. I must confess that I was not able to implement it since my wife thought it was just too mean. In hindsight, I think I should have fought for it harder. Because, really, what most of us want our… Continue reading The Ultimate Punishment for Teenagers
On a cool autumn day, nothing is better than cuddling up with a stack of picture books, a warm fire and a cup of tea. Get in the spirit of the season with a few of our favorite fall picture books. 1. Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White Rebecca Estelle, the main character in this charming Halloween… Continue reading Five Must-Read Fall Picture Books
Football season is in full swing, and this popular American sport is entertaining for more than just the adults. While moms and dads are watching the Sunday NFL game, kids can get in on the action by heading outside and playing these fun football activities. Three Flies Up Three Flies Up is a simple, low-competition… Continue reading Fun Football Activities for Kids
Chances are, if you have small children, they have begged you for a pet (or 10!) on more than one occasion. Taking care of pets is a great way for kids to learn responsibility, self-confidence, patience and kindness, but you might not yet be ready to add a large pet like a dog or cat… Continue reading Four Easy Starter Pets for Kids
Uh-oh! Is it October already? Halloween is just around the corner, and you’re running out of time to put together costumes for your kids. If you aren’t thrilled about the idea of spending big bucks on store-bought costumes, but you’re not exactly Martha Stewart with a sewing machine, have no fear. We have five fantastic… Continue reading Five Easy, No-Sew Halloween Costumes
Pumpkins can be used as more than just decoration this Halloween. As you and your children are carving jack-o-lanterns this year, put an extra pumpkin to use in festive fall recipes. Cooking with fresh pumpkin is easy, delicious and versatile. Start with a quick pumpkin puree and use it in any recipe where you would… Continue reading Pumpkins Are Everywhere!