FREE 4th of July Printable – Celebrate Freedom!

The 4th of July is a fantastic time to celebrate! From barbecues to boat rides, fireworks to flags, parades to popsicles, it's a great time to be a kid. But besides all the fun, it's also important for kids to understand what the 4th of July is all about and how awesome it is to live with the … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Joys of Reading with The Big Book Adventure and Canterbury Illustrated Classics + Reader Giveaway

I am so thrilled that my kids are avid readers. They love to play outside with their friends, swim in the pool, and yes, get lost in the occasional video game, but they also really enjoy working their way through a huge stack of books. As an English major (read: book nerd), I've been itching … [Read more...]

15 Science Projects for Summer

The school year is coming to a close, which means summer break is right around the corner! (If it hasn't already started for you, of course.) Most parents want their kids to keep the learning going throughout the summer, but that doesn't just mean workbooks and hours of reading...not that either of … [Read more...]

Best Dad Ever Award – Easy Father’s Day Kids Craft!

We can show our appreciation to the dads in our life any day of the year, but Father's Day is a chance to make them feel EXTRA special and important. I make my husband a Father's Day card every year with pictures of the kids, and he displays them proudly at his desk at work. But this year I'm on … [Read more...]

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Masters of Mischief Now Available + Reader Giveaway

As a former English teacher and now mom of five kids, I'm always on the lookout for new books for my kiddos! All of my kids who can read are avid readers, and while we make regular trips to the library, it's fun to have our own books at home to keep, too. That's why I was excited when book #3 in … [Read more...]

National Geographic Kids NEW Almanac 2020 – Fun for Summer + Reader Giveaway

I don't know what it is about summer, but it seems like my family is just as busy in the summer months as we are during the school year! (OK, maybe not quite as busy, but pretty close.) Between baseball practices and games, trips to the pool and swim pond, parks and picnic excursions, and the … [Read more...]

Build-a-Bear Disney Aladdin Bears Just Released

Disney Aladdin friends have now arrived at Build-A-Bear Workshop! They have created both an Aladdin and a Jasmine bear and, of course, a Genie! We're all excited that Disney's live-action Aladdin comes to theaters nationwide on May 24, 2019, but now we can pass that time waiting with our own … [Read more...]

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (Book #2 of The Questioneers Series) Out Now + Reader Giveaway

We can't get enough good books in our house! Not only do we regularly bring home stacks of books from the library, but we also have our own collection of favorites. My kids love to read books over and over and pass them down to younger siblings. They make a great birthday presents too! My … [Read more...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Popsicles Recipe

Heroes in a half shell...turtle power! I have fond memories of watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid (my favorite was Michelangelo). It's amazing to me that our favorite green fighting friends are not only still around, but are more popular than ever! I also know that Teenage Mutant … [Read more...]

Felt Bunny Carrot Car Craft

Bunnies are super cute, and during spring time and Easter we're surrounded by all things bunny! Here's a cute and fun Felt Bunny Carrot Car Craft to make at home with your kiddos, or maybe it could make a fun craft for a party or at school. Zoom zoom! This craft is easy to make for a wide variety … [Read more...]