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Oct26
MyHeritage: a fun time suck

MyHeritage: a fun time suck

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A few years ago I checked out MyHeritage when I read about their Celebrity Look-alike face recognition program. They’ve come a long way baby, with new applications and much better functionality for importing and sharing the results. One thing is still the same, it’s a great time suck. I lurve this new Child Look-alike Meter. […]

Oct18
How to Start A Kid’s Book Club

How to Start A Kid’s Book Club

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My kid’s new school is currently a construction area. Actually the school is not a construction area but the playground is. They are currently building the first new elementary school in our district since 1964 and although we’re all very excited to have not just a new building but a building which doesn’t leak in […]

Oct16
How To Take Great Halloween Photos

How To Take Great Halloween Photos

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I have had varying degrees of luck getting halloween photos of the kids in the past. Usually the evening passes in a blur resulting in shots like this picture of my wound up little devil. I thought it might be worth while, now that we’re exactly half way (!) to halloween to share some Halloween […]

Oct11
Celebrating Halloween Traditions: Boo

Celebrating Halloween Traditions: Boo

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A couple of years ago I picked up my friend’s daughter for preschool and noticed a ghost picture in her door. I asked, “What’s that for?” She said, knowing how much I hated my own neighborhood and how much I wanted to live in hers, “I’m afraid to tell you, I think it’ll upset you.” […]

Sep06
It’s a Pirate’s Life for me… Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

It’s a Pirate’s Life for me… Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

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You don’t have to wait until September 19 to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. We celebrated in August and I plan to make it a monthly affair at my house. Like many a preschool boy, my son is obsessed with pirates. Blaming pirates for his ill manners, as well. I’m eating with my hands […]

Aug30
Ideas for Traveling With Kids: The Best Car Activities, No Electricity Required

Ideas for Traveling With Kids: The Best Car Activities, No Electricity Required

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In about 15 minutes we are going “Up North”. Everyone in Michigan refers to going anywhere north of where you are as going “Up North”. However, there’s up north and there is Up North. We are going to the upper peninsula, so far into the upper peninsula it may as well be Canada, without the […]

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