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...

24 Best Christmas Books for Kindergarteners

The Christmas tree twinkles and that freshly showered smell fills the air as our pajama-ed twins squeeze in next to me on the couch for the latest Christmas book. Together they rip open the wrapping p...

Tweet Tweet! Birds Story Time for Preschoolers

I have a vivid memory of my twins running from tree to tree in our backyard in Wisconsin staring up at the branches and loudly shouting “robin!” It was late Fall and I was freezing cold, b...

How to Make a Simple Graham Cracker Houses

Decorating a gingerbread house is a pretty classic Christmas activity, but it requires planning and preparation. I have never had it quite together enough to make Gingerbread and one of my kids has a ...

Hoot Owl Story Time for Preschoolers

“When you go owling you don’t need words or warm or anything but hope. That’s what Pa says.” I’ve been fascinated by owls since the first time I read Jane Yolen’s ...

8 Best Kids Gift Ideas for Bookworms

When my twins open their gifts on Christmas I want them to be excited but I also want them to unwrap something that they will use over and over all year long. Being avid bookworms and emergent readers...

Christmas Tree Story Time for Preschoolers

The Christmas tree is up in the window and the twinkle lights shine as my kids dance around the tree decorating in their cluttered way to favorite Christmas songs. This to me is the best part about Ch...

Ahoy! Pirates Story Time for Preschoolers

I walk into the living room to find one of my twins standing on the couch, pretend sword in hand (thanks birthday party guest) about to leap into the “sea” where my other child is swimming...

The 10 Books Your Little Pirates Will Love

My voice is starting to go hoarse from the stack of pirate books I have spent the afternoon reading. My twins are suddenly map reading, treasure hunting, surly pirates and I’m honestly not sure ...

Very Busy Spider Story Time for Preschoolers

Rounding the corner to our apartment I was momentarily shocked to find a spider web with spiders crawling all over our door. It takes a second for me to remember that I helped my 5 year old twins crea...