Entertaining Children in the Colder Months

keeping kids entertained in winter

When the nights start to draw in and the temperatures drop, it can sometimes be a struggle to keep the children entertained. If the weather is very severe there is sometimes no other choice but to keep the kids at home. However, if the weather is cold but bearable to go out in it’s worth ...

The “Acts of Kindness” Advent Calendar

noomii acts of kindness advent calendar

I just stumbled on a really, really cool advent calendar.  Sure, the kid ones are fun, but this, this is different.  Noomii.com is putting on an advent calendar online that people can go to and participate in acts of service on a daily basis. It's a nice idea, especially during the holidays. It's also interactive. Each ...

Gratitude and Thankfulness with Kids During the Holidays #KleenexCares

kleenex care kit

The holidays are here.  Wish lists, Santa visits, holiday cards, packaging, presents, elves...anticipation- there's a lot about the holiday season that doesn't always make you think of gratitude or thankfulness.  Especially when there are children involved.  It's not always easy to keep overtired, overstimulated little ones the importance of being grateful and thankful and showing ...

Count the Kicks and Save Lives!

count the kicks

ATTENTION MOMS, MOMS TO BE, AND FRIENDS OF EXPECTING MOMS… COUNT THE KICKS SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES October 15th is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death which includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. The National Institute of Health estimates that of the 4 million births ...

Cooking with Kids is so much fun I wrote a book about it! #LittleChefs

little chefs project

Well, I wrote part of a book.  Contributed to a chapter.  But I did!  I'm proud to say I'm one of 40 amazing bloggers who came together for the very first crowd-sourced ebook designed to help get you cooking with kids, the Little Chefs Project!  is all about cooking with kids and includes tips, tricks, recipes, ...

Come join us for the #GivingTuesday Twitter Party 11/1

giving tuesday

November 26th is the first-ever #GivingTuesday event.  My mom lived her life in helping others, in so many ways.  She taught us by doing that giving to others matters, and should be a priority in life.  Giving to others and for others doesn't have to cost a lot, nor take a lot of time, but ...

Halloween Fun Despite Bad Weather

halloween fun

Happy Halloween!  Halloween 2012 is proving to be an interesting year across the country.  The Frankenstorm, Sandy, has brought damage and despair to the northeast.  Many children are understandably sad that their Halloween plans are ruined because of the weather.  But don't let the storm ruin your Halloween this year!  One of the best things ...

Softness IS Worth Sharing #KleenexCares

kleenex care kit

I had planned to bring some Kleenex with me when we were going to be Trick-or-Treating later this week, but thanks to Hurricane Sandy, it looks like Halloween will be cancelled for the second year in a row.  That means some creative thinking on our part- we'll have to think of some fun and creative ...