10 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special on Her Birthday

How to make your child feel special on her birthday

Birthdays are a big deal to me. They always have been – birthday parties, birthday presents, special birthday dinners, birthday surprises. For me, what makes the day special are the traditions that we’ve created. I’ve outlined many of them below. 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Kids’ Birthdays Countdown to the birthday to build anticipation. A perfect […]

Keeping Kids Safe with Safe Drive Systems

Keeping Kids Safe in the Car

Did you know that a mom with kids in the car is twice as likely to have a car crash as a drunk driver? Twice as likely! If that’s not a staggering statistic, I don’t know what is. Dr. David Strayer, leading US researcher on accidents and driving safety, found that moms are the most […]

What to Pack in Your Summer Snack Bag

What to pack in your summer snack bag

A friend told me last week, “It wouldn’t be summer without pictures of sunburned Ziegmonts at Hersheypark on Facebook.” It’s true. I post pictures of us at Hersheypark on Facebook almost every time we go to Hersheypark, and we go to Hersheypark almost weekly. And I haven’t found a good sunscreen that reliably keeps us from […]

10 Fun Uses for Baking Soda

baking soda

After writing two posts on how to use baking soda to clean things, I was getting a little bored with pragmatic information. This post contains nothing productive, but lots of really fun and interesting ways to use baking soda. Kids will love these, but so will adults! The science Every one of these activities present […]

Our 2014 Summer To Do List

Summer To Do list with links

I know you’ve been looking forward to my fifth annual Summer To Do List! (Here’s 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.) I have never, and will never, call this a Bucket List (even though everyone else seems to be calling them that these days). I’ve always heard Bucket List used as a list of things to do before you kick the bucket, and I don’t […]

15 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day with Kids

How to Celebrate July 4th with Kids

What Do We Really Celebrate on July 4th? Let’s start by calling it what it really is, Independence Day, and not simply the fourth day of the seventh month of the year. During the 1700s, cities were not good places to be in the hot summer months. Disease spread quickly with no means of prevention and no […]

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