Sledding Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Do you have enough snow for sledding yet? After two winters in Mississippi my twins are anxiously anticipating their first snowfall. They can’t wait to sled down the hill in our nearby park befo...

Valentine’s Day Story Time for Preschoolers

If I’m being 100% honest, I am not really a Valentine’s Day person. I won’t turn down some pretty roses and yummy chocolates, but I want my love to be celebrated more than just one ...

Polar Express Story Time

In my eyes, The Polar Express is one of those rare, perfect picture books. From the first time this was read to me as a child it swept me away and hooked me forever. That might seem dramatic, but whil...

Can You See Your Shadow? Preschool Story Time

I’m dreading Winter. Try as I might, I have never been able to look past the damp cold and the dreary brown trees. That being the case, I’m already plotting getaways and thinking about Spr...

Gingerbread Man Story Time for Preschoolers

Is it the warm, spicy scent? Is it the playful decorations? Is it the feisty way they were characterized in Shrek? Something about Gingerbread Men makes them a Christmas favorite. A Gingerbread Man st...

Star Bright Christmas Ornament

Our living room feels aglow with lights from the Christmas tree and our star lights twinkling in the window from my snuggly nook on the couch. I have my coziest socks warming my toes, a blanket pulled...

Construction Site Story Time for Toddlers

I have this photo of my twins from when they were toddlers where they are both trying to squeeze through the front door at the same time with wide google eyes. What were they so eagerly trying to get ...

Book Inspired Ornaments Kids Can Make

Tis the season for giving. My kids love to make ornaments and other gifts. They love being able to proudly gift a friend or family member something they made or pull out their own ornaments to decora...

Christmas Picture Books about the Nativity

My kids start making their Christmas lists for Santa in June and as much fun as the big guy can be, I want Christmas to mean more than Santa and present to my kids. We have worked on emphasizing the s...

3 Easy Ways to Make Magnets: Kid Made Gifts

My kids have been composing their Christmas lists since last January, but I am determined to help them think more about gifting this holiday season. I love their infectious enthusiasm for Christmas an...