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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 […]

Sep04
The Best Children’s Number Art.

The Best Children’s Number Art.

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A few months ago we looked at alphabet toys and decor. In the last couple of weeks I’ve run across a couple prints which help your kids learn their numbers and decorate their rooms. Robin Rosenthal’s counting birds poster at Etsy has a delicious color scheme and is just about the perfect price. In case […]

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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 […]

Aug28
The best cabinet pulls for kids’ rooms.

The best cabinet pulls for kids’ rooms.

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We just purchased an Ikea dresser for my son after fighting with the dresser my husband found on the side of the road almost 20 years ago. My husband and I have a great deal of respect for old things, like blue cheese. We are also quite fond of “A Great Deal” like solid wood […]

Aug23
The Best Kid’s Outdoor Games

The Best Kid’s Outdoor Games

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Last week the kids in the neighborhood sent a three-year-old little girl to the hospital with a dislocated elbow after a not particularly rough game of Red Rover. You realize what this means, right? NO MORE NEIGHBORHOOD OUTDOOR GAMES! Not really but it did get me thinking about finding some alternative games which hopefully won’t […]

Aug21
Best Ideas for Storing Your Kid’s Artwork (So You Can Make A Million Dollars Off It Someday)

Best Ideas for Storing Your Kid’s Artwork (So You Can Make A Million Dollars Off It Someday)

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I haven’t done a lot of back to school talk as August comes to a close, and there’s one reason for that. I am currently an emerald shade of envy because unlike many of your children who are already sniffing lovely new school supplies, my kids are not allowed to start school until after Labor […]

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