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 […]

Jun 182016
Comic Con with Kids: What You Need to Know

Have you wondered about attending a Comic Con with kids? Maybe, like me, you assumed it was really more for adults, or you just weren’t sure the best way to go about it so it would be fun for the whole family. I just went to my first Comic Con with three young children and […]

Jun 152016
Adventure Books for Kids

Summer is a great time to dig into fun reading with kids.  Adventure books are a wonderful way to let children explore the world and imagine all the possibilities it holds.  Below are some of our favorite new books for letting kids imagine themselves as adventures and explorers.  Don’t miss also last summer’s list of […]

Jun 132016
Wizard World Comic Con Coming to Sacramento

Wizard World Comic Con is coming to Sacramento!  The fun begins at 3 pm on Friday, June 17 and goes through Sunday, June 19.  Here are all the details, plus a discount code and you can enter for a chance to win a 4 pack of passes for your family! Photos courtesy of Wizard World […]

Jun 102016
Hawaiian Restaurant Surfs Into Sacramento

An island of Hawaiian culture and cuisine has arrived in Sacramento, in the form of a family-friendly, family-owned restaurant.  We had the fun task of visiting them recently and trying out what they had to offer.  Read on to see what we thought! Disclosure: We received complimentary meals at Coconut’s Fish Cafe for review purposes; […]

Jun 082016
India for Kids: Favorite Resources for Elementary Students

Ever since I was a girl I was fascinated by India, that wonderfully diverse country with such a rich cultural heritage.  And now I’m lucky enough to get to study it with my kids as part of our world cultures curriculum.  Here are some of my favorites resources about India for kids, including websites and […]

May 302016
Ramadan Lesson Plan for Kids

Ramadan is coming, and in many homes across the world families are busy preparing for this special time. Last year as part of our world cultures curriculum, I put together this Ramadan lesson plan, appropriate for early elementary school children.  (Many of the activities could be simplified for preschoolers).  Because I like to integrate our […]

May 242016
Book-Themed Birthday Party Ideas and Giveaway!

Do you have a child that loves to read? Do you want a birthday party theme that doesn’t focus on sugar or toys?  Here are fun book-themed birthday party ideas for your little bookworms, plus a big prize pack giveaway! Disclosure: I received a complimentary party pack from Brightly for review purposes; however, all opinions […]

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