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Jun17
The Best Outdoor Games For Kids

The Best Outdoor Games For Kids

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As I mentioned before, my goal for the summer is a lot of old fashioned fun. I’m tired of buying into the idea that kids need to be involved in classes and camps and museum trips and carnivals all summer. Yesterday was the first day of Project Summer Won’t Suck For The Summers and it […]

Jun10
50 Things To Do With Kids Around Detroit Before They Grow Up

50 Things To Do With Kids Around Detroit Before They Grow Up

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I saw this great list of “100 things to do in New York with your kids before they grow up” at Mommy Poppins. It inspired me to come up with a list of 50 things you should do with your kids if you live in the Detroit area before they grow up. Michigan is full […]

Jun03
Five Excellent DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Five Excellent DIY Father’s Day Gifts

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Last year I threw out a bunch of Father’s Day gift ideas at the last minute because that’s how I like to do everything. At the last minute. This year however, I’m a little ahead of the curve. Father’s Day is June 15, and I’m giving you some new ideas on June 3rd. Maybe I’m […]

May27
Summer Fun For Kids: Five Goals For My Kid’s Summer Break

Summer Fun For Kids: Five Goals For My Kid’s Summer Break

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This weekend we saw perfect weather until yesterday when we were hurled headlong into the most sweltering days of August. Spending the day outside sweating got me thinking about what I want out of this summer for my kids. It’s no secret I have mixed feelings about summer. It’s hard for me to work with […]

May20
Great Gifts For Teachers

Great Gifts For Teachers

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In just a few short weeks school will be over for the year. If you’ve been reading The Buzz Off for any length of time you understand why there is a black X on my calendar marking the last day of school. Still, even though I wish our school went year round, the end of […]

May13
Five Great Chapter Books To Read With Your Kids

Five Great Chapter Books To Read With Your Kids

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Did you know May 12-18 is Children’s Book Week according to the Children’s Book Council? I didn’t either until I decided to write about the chapter books my kids and I have enjoyed reading together. What a lucky coincidence. When Max was three he loved a book called The Truck Book. The Truck Book was […]

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