Kids

When I announced we’d be taking our two young preschool-age daughters camping this summer, there were plenty of dropped jaws. “Really, in a tent?” many friends, family members and strangers would ask as though my husband and myself had plead temporary insanity. With Molly now four and Zoe, 2, we figured there’s no better time [...]

I was cleaning out our basement the other day while getting ready for a garage sale and came across a box of unused mason jars. I decided they would be perfect for a DIY project for the kids to use as their saving jars. If your children are like mine, they need something visual to [...]

Welcome to everyone who is dropping by from my segments on CTV Morning today. You can watch both episodes at http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=963255&binId=1.1203468&playlistPageNum=1 For more information on the topics I spoke about today, you can check out my blog posts at: Tips for Traveling to Cuba with Kids Tips for Road Trips with Kids Thanks for stopping [...]

A little background music can help children sing along, build and play while they learn simple things like colors, stacking, letters and role play. A 2011 study of parents with children age 1‐5 Years reveals that among children that listen to music during playtime: 55% of children are happier when music is coupled with play; [...]

I made the mistake of telling our girls on the Monday before that we would be throwing a LEGO DUPLO party on the Sunday and inviting some of their friends. I spent the next five mornings answering the question, “Mom, is today Sunday?” LEGO DUPLO was kind enough to send us a party pack filled [...]

With summer in full swing, families across the country are planning their vacations. Time away from the office and house work and more time to spend together as a family. During the summer months, road trips are an ideal option for family getaways. They are cheaper than flying and can open up a lot of [...]

Summer Fun With K’NEX

My daughter and I try to grab some play time together when we can. Our youngest still takes two naps in a day so if we are home together during a nap, I enjoy pulling out a few different toys that she and I can do together. These are toys that are quiet, require us [...]

I can’t believe we are already just over half way through the LEGO DUPLO 30 Days of Play Challenge on the Today’s Parent website. Each day for just over two weeks, we have been checking the Today’s Parent website for new challenges, or play ideas. If you are following me on Facebook or Twitter, then [...]

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