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Jul29
Burning Daylight: Paper Bead Necklaces

Burning Daylight: Paper Bead Necklaces

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In summers past, I’ve spent a lot of the time moaning about the endless amounts of daylight I needed to burn with my kids. As evidence please see July of last year and the non-stop stream of craft projects going on in our house and being written about here at the Buzz Off. This summer […]

Jul22
Five Great Backyard Birthday Party Themes

Five Great Backyard Birthday Party Themes

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I have vast amounts of envy for people who have children with summer birthdays. I have a late fall baby and an early spring baby, neither of these birthdays lend themselves to an outdoor party in our climate. If you’re reading this you have the luxury of planning an outdoor birthday party and I’m jealous. […]

Jul16
Five Ways To Keep In Touch While Your Kid’s At Camp

Five Ways To Keep In Touch While Your Kid’s At Camp

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Do you have kids who go away to camp? Tell me what it’s like…to have kids who go away in the summer. And don’t need your constant attention or need you to keep them busy or want you to take them to the pool or feed them 3 or 4 times a day(!). I have […]

Jul08
10 Great Activities For Your Block Party

10 Great Activities For Your Block Party

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It’s Block Party season across suburban America. Although, those of you in bigger cities, do you have block parties or are those called “Street Fairs”? My neighborhood is kind of known for the activities they put together. “Happy Hour(s) Fridays” throughout the summer, “Pancake Breakfast” for the Fourth of July, “Group Grilling” events…. If you […]

Jul01
Making Camping With Kids A Little Easier

Making Camping With Kids A Little Easier

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Earlier this year a group of families from the school we moved to, invited us to go camping with them in August. I’ve always thought of camping as an activity meant for people who are not me. To me, camping with kids seems like the exact opposite of a “vacation.” But then you see I […]

Jun24
Great Fourth Of July Crafts For Kids

Great Fourth Of July Crafts For Kids

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The Fourth of July, the day we celebrate everything it means to be an American (liberty, freedom and the right to drive around in a gas-guzzling SUV while complaining about the cost of fuel) is coming up in a week or so. Most of us will celebrate by grilling food in the great outdoors, watching […]

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