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 […]

Apr 122016
 
Great New Stroller for Family Travel

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. Making travel plans for the summer? Be sure to check out this great new stroller for family travel! A stroller is a great item to have on hand when you travel with young children – except that they […]

Apr 082016
 
Phoenician Glass Craft

As part of our history studies, we have been studying about the ancient Phoenician way of life, including their beautiful glass making.  (For more ideas on studying the ancient Phoenicians with kids, read about our Lebanon unit study). We read about how as they made their highly prized glass objects, they would often incorporate colored […]

Apr 052016
 
Spanish App for Kids to Teach Language and Culture

  Whether your children are fully bilingual or just speak un poquito español, there is a new Spanish app for kids that is a wonderful way to teach them about Hispanic culture and the Spanish language!  I highly recommend Mundo Lanugo: Juega y Aprende as a fun app to teach heritage through games that also […]

Mar 312016
 
Contentment Picture Books

One of the values we try to encourage in our children is contentment: that is, learning to accept – and even embrace – the things they cannot change. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Princess Rosie’s Rainbows and Saint Anthony the Great from Wisdom Tales Press for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own.  This post […]

Mar 282016
 
Sephardic Charoset Recipe

Whether you are looking for a new twist on a staple of your Passover Seder or wanting to explore the traditions of Passover with your kids for the first time, you will love this Sephardic charoset recipe.  Its sweetness is balanced out by the spices and nuts, making it kid-friendly and delicious! When the opportunity […]

Mar 242016
 
12 Inspiring Women from Baha'i History

This year for Women’s History Month, I’d like to share the stories of some of the women from Baha’i history that have inspired me.  They are community leaders, adventurers, educators, Civil Rights advocates, journalists, and a 16 year old martyr.  Also, don’t miss Ten Baha’i Women Every Person Should Know – it’s a fabulous article, […]

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