Dec 052016
 
Family Bonding: 10 Parent-Child Date Night Ideas

What is a parent-child date night? Simply a way to do something special and reconnect with your child. Sometimes we get so busy with our day to day routines that we can forget that these are not the end themselves, only the means. It’s helpful to take a step back and spend some special time […]

Dec 012016
 
Haiti Christmas Treat: Sweet Potato Pudding

The holidays are fast approaching, and this year I decided to try a new treat: a Christmas pudding from Haiti. It is heaven, a sweet combination of flavors we typically associate with the Caribbean, like coconut and banana, with those we associate with the winter holidays, like cinnamon and sweet potatoes. Pain patate is a […]

Nov 302016
 
Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Looking for a fun, healthier treat to enjoy with your kids as you gear up for the holidays? Try these crunchy chocolate peanut butter balls for an energy boost that everyone will enjoy! Before you start cooking, use this coupon to get your ingredients! And don’t miss your chance to enter the Sing Sweepstakes: see below […]

Nov 292016
 
Nazca Lines STEM Project

I try to integrate subjects whenever possible, so when the time came to study the Nazca lines of South America (after our study of the Olmecs), I saw an opportunity for a great STEM project that taught history as well! What are the Nazca lines and why should we care? These lines, etched into the […]

Nov 222016
 
10 Creative Uses for Wrapping Paper

‘Tis the season, and families everywhere are gearing up to buy, create, and lovingly wrap presents for their loved ones. While you’re at it, why not have some fun with all that extra wrapping paper? It is so great for crafts! We had fun with some of our own upcycled crafts recently, so I’ve gathered […]

Nov 182016
 
Gifts for Little Bookworms

Do your kids love to read? Here are some of our favorite gifts for little bookworms, from stocking stuffers to collectible books! Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of some of the books below for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, […]

Nov 172016
 
Starting a Multicultural Moms Group

One of the greatest blessings I have had as a mother is that I am lucky enough to have a multicultural moms group (MuM) in my area. As a mom trying to raise children that appreciate diversity, it has been a tremendous source of support for me, both on a practical level and on a […]

Nov 152016
 
Easy Gratitude Game: Writing Activity

I was looking for an easy gratitude activity to do with my kids, but as always I had my hands full with the baby, so I knew it had to be something easy but also fun enough to keep their attention. This gratitude game requires no prep, but it is great writing practice and builds […]

Nov 112016
 
6 Tips to Keep the Holidays Special

Does the Christmas season feel like a marathon for you, as you attempt to fit in all the shopping and special moments for your family before you collapse on Christmas Day? Here are 6 tips to keep the holidays special for your family, so that you are creating cherished memories together instead of rushing to […]

Nov 102016
 
Cool Tech Gifts for Kids

My kids and I recently attended a Maker Faire at our local Barnes & Noble bookstore, where we got to use all kinds of fun, creative toys, including robots and 3-D pens! It was a great way to really try things out before purchasing them. Based on our experiences, my oldest and I collaborated to […]

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