• Collage of Halloween snacks
    Food
    7 Pinterest-Approved Halloween Party Treats
    The sight of pumpkins, ghouls, Hocus Pocus on repeat and spooky Halloween decorations are all around us. Halloween is such a fun time of year as a kid! I remember spending all of October debating with friends about what to dress up as and spendi...
    Kaitlin Crehan
  • diverse group of kids on playground
    Active Play
    The Importance of Play in 21st Century Learning
    Child’s play. It’s a term used to describe a task that’s easily tackled and quick to master. Mindless work. But are the games children play just a mindless distraction, or is there an intrinsic value to play? Many experts would tell you tha...
    Laurie Mega
  • Child Playing with Homemade Clay
    Clay
    Homemade Clay Recipes
    Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Toy Story Land Is Everything
    Travel and Vacations
    5 Reasons Why Disney's New Toy Story Land Is Everything
    Courtesy Disney The much anticipated Toy Story Land is finally open at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL! Woody and Buzz fans have been dying to see what Disney would pull out of their magic sleeves for this park, and no one is disappoi...
  • The Best of Netflix for Summer Learning
    Kids and Tv
    Beat the Summer Slump With These 10 Learning Shows on Netflix
    I start every summer with the same declaration to my husband: "We're taking the kids on a million adventures this summer! No TV for those two!" Then comes a rainy day, or a 100-degree day, or a day when we are just too tired to plan anything. Ine...
    Laurie Mega
  • Fourth of July
    Our 5 Favorite Celebrity Family Pics From the 4th of July
    Independence Day is the perfect time to get together with family and celebrate this great country. And our favorite celebrities were no exception! Here are our favorite 4th of July family pics! Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore captured this fun mom...
    Laurie Mega
  • Fathers Day activities, father and young son golfing
    Father's Day
    Top 10 Fun Ways to Spend Father's Day as a Family
    Looking for simple and meaningful Father's Day activities that will help you bond with your Pops? Check out these fun father-son and father-daughter activities for children of all ages and dads with all different interests. You're sure to make la...
    Erin Dower
  • Moms-to-Be Can Beat the Heat With These Movies in Theaters
    Pregnancy
    Moms-to-Be Can Beat the Heat With These Must-See Summer Movies
    If you're in your second or third trimester—heck, even if you're in your first—the summer heat can be a real challenge. With summer fast approaching, you're going to need an escape plan. How about the movies? What could be better? It's air-c...
    Laurie Mega
  • 6 Ways to Show Mom You Love Her
    Mother's Day
    6 Sweet Ways to Show the Mom in Your Life You Love Her
    Mother's Day is fast approaching, and the pressure is on to show the mom in your life just how much you love and appreciate her.  3 Incredibly Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts Here are a few gift ideas for Mother's Day the mom in your life is s...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Outdoor Families on Instagram
    Family Life
    4 Outdoor Parents You Should Follow on Instagram
    Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. After a crazy-long winter, it's time to get the kids unplugged and outside. We've been getting some serious inspiration from some outdoor adventurers who take their kids, and their cameras, wherever ...
    Laurie Mega
  • How to Play Charades
    Family Games
    How to Play Charades
    Directions Choose a player to start the game. The player thinks of a book title, a famous person's name, a saying, a movie title or a song title to pantomime. He should choose something with which the others will be familiar. If you like, design...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Kids
    Family Life
    DIY Kids' Room Renovation Ideas
    A kid’s room is more than a place to sleep. It’s an oasis where kids can let their imaginations run wild. Your kid’s room is the perfect place to let yourself get a little creative with the design. That’s why we’ve sleuthed out some of ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Easter Crafts for Kids
    Easter
    10 Cute Easter Crafts for Kids
    Easter is almost here!  If your family is anything like mine, Easter means a huge family gathering full of little ones. If you've got a whole bunch of kids descending on your house, these fun and easy Easter crafts will keep the kids entertain...
  • 18 to Watch on Netflix in 2018
    Kids
    18 for 2018: The Best of Netflix for Kids
    There's a lot of great stuff for kids on Netflix, some that's easy to find and some that isn't. So, we'll help you find the good stuff. We've compiled our list of 18 must-see movies and shows on Netflix, some classics, some educational and some ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Fun Things to Do With Grandkids
    Today's grandparents are more actively involved than ever as childcare providers, weekend hosts, live-in family members, and visiting playmates. Find some fun ideas for outings and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren next time you're toge...
  • Classic Toys That Still Rock
    Best Toys
    12 Classic Toys That Still Rock
    Stumped for gift ideas for your kids? Before you opt for the latest fad toy, consider one of these these 12 classic toys. Check your attic or grandma's basement before you buy these oldies but goodies! Mr. Potato Head When Mr. Potato Head debut...
  • How to Make a Christmas Ornament Sun Catcher
    Christmas
    How to Make a Christmas Ornament Sun Catcher
    I made a version of these sun catchers with my boys as little hostess gifts for Thanksgiving. The boys loved sticking the tissue paper to the contact sheet, and they were super-proud to give a present that they made "all by themselves." For this ...
    Laurie Mega
  • The Best Christmas Books of All Time
    Christmas Activities and Traditions
    Top 10 Christmas Books for Kids
    These old and new tales will get everybody into the holiday spirit! There's a book on the list for children (and children-at-heart) of any age. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss Ages: 4-8 The Grinch is probably the most popular of al...