Think using your phone in the car is dangerous but somehow end up doing it anyway? Here's how to break this reckless addiction.
Have a gazillion piece jigsaw puzzle that's not complete? Well, here's a way to bring new life through upcycling especially for a jigsaw puzzle fan this holiday season.
How to handle in-laws who are sending mixed messages after having enthusiastically offered to take care of their grandchildren for a week while the parents go on an adults-only vacation.
A reader needs advice about handling inappropriate comments, that are creeping her out, from a stranger on her personal blog. What should she do?
Advent Calendars are so special. If you're looking to make a homemade one for your kid(s), here's some inspiration and a tutorial for an advent calendar wreath.
These are the gift ideas we're eyeing this year for our friends and family. Hope you find some holiday gift inspiration here.
It's that time of year again when you're looking for inspiration for gifts for the kids. Here is what is on our holiday lists this year.
I spent the better part of two years trying to get my son comfortable behind the steering wheel, but I never could've predicted how he finally worked it out.
We've heard about air fryers over the past few years, but wasn't quite sure if we should believe the great claims. Here's why you should.
Here is an easy-peasy Thanksgiving craft. It's a drink stirrer that fancies up any fizzy beverage.
Should this mom stop and delay potty training her toddler since her daughter is not showing signs of readiness at home? The issue is that toilet training is going well at preschool.
Get the kids and the adults laughing together during Thanksgiving dinner with this entertaining placemat which includes Mad Lib-inspired fun.
Use our free printable ombre dreidel for decoration for play. Happy Hanukkah!
Here's a fun Menorah craft you can make without a real flame in sight! This is great for a teachable tool or a toy children can play with.
We have been testing out toys and games for the past several months, and together with my personal recommendations for other gifts have compiled a list for inspiration this holiday season.
The holidays are upon us! Don't go out in the cold to shop for holiday wrap, stay at home and print out these gift tags, small enclosure cards and wine bottle hangers. Simply print them on card stock, cut around the dotted lines and go! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or any other holiday, these cards will look beautiful adorning your packages.
Who doesn’t love to play with rubber stamps? They are easy for all ages, low on mess, and instantly gratifying. The problem is stamps can be pricey and, no matter what, it’s tough to find the perfect design. So, we teach you how to make our own.
A fun and no-fire craft to celebrate Hanukkah with the littlest of children.
We created two free printable calendars customizable to reflect your family's own celebration of the holidays. One calendar is a gingerbread house with 24 days to count down until Xmas and the other calendar is a winter village with eight window openings to celebrate the days of Hanukkah. Enjoy!
Tired of homemade menorahs and popsicle-stick Star-of-Davids? Here's something new and fun to do with your children during Hanukkah. Make a happy little Hanukkah Village out of raisin boxes!
Don't even think about buying these toys.
Hanukkah is often thought of as “Jewish Christmas“, but it’s actually far from anything resembling Christmas. Hanukkah is not a religiously significant holiday in the Jewish faith in the way Christmas (the birth of Jesus Christ) is a very religiously significant holiday for Christians. Hanukkah...
Minecraft is all the rage at my house so when my daughter suggested we make Minecraft Christmas Ornaments I knew I had to share her idea. Whether you're making them as gifts, as an activity at a Minecraft-themed party, or just as ornaments for your own tree, they are sure to please every gamer big or small!
A DIY tutorial to make your own woodland monogram ornaments and bring a little of the outside inside this holiday season.
Looking for a simple and mess free craft to celebrate the holidays? These washi tape Christmas tree ornaments are just that.
Commemorate baby's first Christmas with a handprint tree ornament. Our tutorial shows you how easy peasy it is to make.
We started a Christmas ornament collection that the kids will take with them when they grow up.
Craft a beaded snowflake ornament with your kids.
Take a look at this super simple upcycling Holiday craft project. You'll be knocking on your neighbors' doors for berry baskets.
Ooh, what goodies will you find inside this surprise ball? Hang it on the tree for extra excitement. Or, is it temptation?
This Christmas craft is easy to make with your kids and also a great keepsake.
Have a jolly thrifty holiday with these miniature wreaths made from recycled sweaters.
These easy-to-assemble gumdrop ornaments are a fun holiday craft for kids. Just be sure you get extra gumdrops for snacking!
Personalize your holiday decorations with these simple kid-friendly craft ideas.
There are a ton of game options for the younger and older crowds, but finding something in the middle of too babyish and too mature isn’t easy. But we found some great choices.
Don't ever underestimate the hours of fun that can be had with a deck of playing cards. Here are some great games and resources.
My sons and I love spending time playing The Game of Life. And, though obvious that they've updated LIFE through the decades, I’ve noticed that the board game still a bit behind the times on a few things. Therefore, I've put together some suggestions as to how to make The Game of Life current for 2013.
When your teen (who is on the autism spectrum) is still a poor sport, game time can be tricky. Sometimes there's a pleasant surprise in store, though.
If you have a high school senior, chances are college acceptances and rejections are rolling in, and along with them, some angst. Don't panic!
While we wait to hear from my son's top-choice college, I've taken to a somewhat unconventional coping method.
When it's time for your special needs child to apply to college, should they disclose? I think you know which side of this debate I'm on.
Tired of "expert" advice on readying your high schooler to get into a top college? Me, too. I like realism, and a non-stressed kid. Here's my take.
I'm so tired of the notion that it's up to parents to figure out their kids' college choices, and to do so starting in middle school, to boot. That's silly.
Have a high school senior in the house? You're likely right in the thick of college applications, so here's some food for thought as you go.
In the fall-of-senior-year panic of "must"s and "should"s, I think applying to college ends up being a lot scarier than it needs to be. Relax. You can do this!
We visited the Woodloch Pines Resort in the Poconos area of Pennsylvania and share how it's a fun all-weather resort for families with kids of all ages.
Looking to keep your kids (ages 4 to 10) entertained while also using their imagination? Check out the new storytelling Circle Round podcast.
If you're headed to the gorgeous Zion National Park, be sure to check out this family-friendly resort. Zion Ponderosa has lodging and activities to suit every taste and budget.
Best secrets from the road. What you must know before you do a family road trip with your kids from a mom who' been there and done that.
The Regency Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa in Texas (with 5 acres of water fun!) is perfect for families who want to spend some time together, and some time apart.
Last summer, after our stay as a family at the wonderful Snow Mountain Ranch for a few nights, both of my boys spent a week at Chief Camp Ouray and had a blast. It's the best way to experience the Rocky Mountains together.
Getting ready to hit the road? These are some goods to keep the kids entertained whether you're traveling by train, plane or automobile.
Keep kids busy on the road with these old school car games and low-tech toys. No chargers or screens required!