Jul 262016
 
Books about Bullying

School is starting soon, which means excitement over seeing friends, meeting new teachers, learning new subjects, and shopping! Yet these days parents and educators also have to address an uglier side of school days – bullying. Unfortunately, it’s an issue that children of all ages face, so prepare your children by talking to them about relationships […]

Jul 232016
 
California State Fair: 5 Top Picks for Families

The California State Fair is a great place for families, and for many it is a cherished tradition to visit every year. After visiting with my young children, here are my top picks that families won’t want to miss! Disclosure: Thank you to Pebbles Cereal for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. California […]

Jul 212016
 
Wacky, Fun Books for Kids

Share some laughs with your children with these wacky, fun books for kids! From talking alligators and ferocious hamsters to ninja chicks and magical refrigerators, these off beat picture books will have your kids laughing themselves silly – and you, too! Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of the books below for review purposes; however, all opinions are my […]

Jul 172016
 
10 Ways to Get Creative with Kids This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to get creative with your kids. The days are long, the sun is shining, and everyone is on vacation mode. Here are 10 fun ways to get your kids’ creative juices flowing this summer: Disclosure: Thanks to Post Cereal for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 10. Art […]

Jul 022016
 
3 Easy Ways to Be a Tech Savvy Mom

Technology changes so quickly that it’s easy to feel left behind. There is always a new app or platform creating a lot of buzz, and for busy moms it is nearly impossible to keep up. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to be a tech whiz to benefit from the latest developments. Here are 3 […]

Jun 302016
 
Pakistan: Favorite Children's Books

This month we have been exploring the beautiful country of Pakistan as part of the Global Learning series from Multicultural Kid Blogs.  The boys and I have been enjoying some wonderful children’s books about Pakistan, from folk tales and fun picture books to ones on topics like refugees and child labor. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate […]

Jun 292016
 
Sibling Bonding: 5 Things My Kids Actually Agree On

As anyone with more than one kid can tell you, getting siblings to agree on anything is a Herculean task.  What should we have for lunch? What do you want to watch on TV? What’s your favorite color? All questions likely to start World War III in my house! My boys are as different as […]

Jun 242016
 
STEM Fun for Kids

Looking to have some STEM fun with your kids?  Here are some of our favorite resources, from picture books to paper airplanes, sing-alongs, and more! Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of many of the items below for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and […]

Jun 212016
 
Asian Inspired Self-Care for Moms

Taking care of children and household is a rewarding job but can also be draining.  Here are some favorite new means of self-care for moms. Inspired by the traditional wisdom and aesthetic of Asian cultures, these books are unique and beautiful ways to treat yourself, body and soul. Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of the […]

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