May 192016
 
Picture Books about Sharing

Ah, sharing!  One of the major concepts a young child has to learn, and something that (let’s admit it!) even adults sometimes struggle with.  Here are some great picture books about sharing to help your little ones understand this fundamental idea and why it is so important.  For even more ideas, check out these ideas […]

May 172016
 
Hybrid Graphic Novels for Kids- and HUGE Giveaway!

Do you have a reluctant reader or an early reader who is just transitioning to chapter books?  Then I recommend you try hybrid graphic novels, like those from the wonderfully creative Ursula Vernon – and my US readers have a chance to win a HUGE pack of her books, at a retail value of approximately […]

May 112016
 
Singapore Cooking: Coconut Curd Recipe

The island nation of Singapore is known as a melting pot that is a heaven for foodies young and old.  So to sample some of the amazing Singapore cooking, we decided to try kaya, or coconut curd.  My kids have major sweet tooths (okay, and so do I!) so I thought this would be a […]

May 052016
 
5 Ways to Keep in Touch with Family Far Away

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the mothers and grandmothers in our lives, so it’s a particularly hard time of year to live far away from family.  My parents live across the country from us, while my in-laws are in Costa Rica.  Though we try to visit as often as we can, it is […]

May 042016
 
Pamper Yourself with Brunch at the Elephant Bar

Weekends are made for doing those extra – yet essential – things we don’t have time for during our regular work-a-day lives, like spending time with our loved ones and taking time for ourselves.  Having a leisurely brunch out at a restaurant with amazing food is a wonderful way to pamper yourself this Mother’s Day […]

Apr 262016
 
Angry Birds: 25 Crafts, Activities, Food, and More!

Do your kids love Angry Birds as much as mine do?  They are so excited for the new movie coming out this spring, so in their honor I’ve gathered together 25 awesome ideas for Angry Birds fun – from crafts and activities, to food fun and party ideas!  Be sure to share in the comments […]

Apr 212016
 
18 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in Northern California with Your Family

We love to travel with our kids, and though this often includes international travel, we have found that when traveling with young children it can be much easier to travel locally.  Luckily for us, we live in Northern California, a beautiful, varied region that attracts travelers from all over the world – and we’re lucky […]

Apr 192016
 
Children's Books about Being Different

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is to nurture their confidence in themselves, even (and especially) when they are not like their peers.  Below is a list of wonderful children’s books about being different – and why it is great!  Don’t miss my related list of children’s books about being […]

Apr 142016
 
Ridvan Coloring Pages for Adults

Adult coloring pages are all the rage, so I thought it would be fun to create some Ridvan coloring pages for adults!  Adult coloring pages are meant to be a relaxing, meditative exercise, so I focused on doing abstract decorations for related words and brief quotations. You can find even more resources for families to […]

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