How to talk to your kids to find out what’s happening in their life and on their school day

“What did you do in school today, honey?” “Um… Nothin’. ” “whom did you play with?” “nobody.” “What did you learn?” “Don’t remember.” I have a wild energy ball for a kid, who could run an entire power plant if we could figure out how to plug him in. He had to do something. I [...]

Kids Favorite Garden Tools

I hope things are warm, sunny and cheerful in your part of the world. In ours, the yard is still covered in snow. Yet we can already feel the breath of spring in the air, hear it in the happy clickety-clack droplets rushing down the icicles on the roof, see it in the sky of [...]

Homemade baby shower decoration. Super easy, cute and useful.

I am not into thousands of little details, that take forever to prepare and even longer remove and dump into the garbage. The baby showers that I’ve organized happened to be in the mom-to-be house, so I wanted both “mom-to-be” clean-up part and “dragging stuff” to be minimized to the bare minimum. No need to [...]

The most EGGstravagant Easter gift ideas

Every family celebrates Easter its own way. Some parents and grandparents love to give children Easter gifts. Some surprise them with the Easter Bunny’s presents (spring variation of Santa). Some just like to present their youngsters with candy eggs or some special activities. We have some suggestions of EGGducational toys that will please both parents [...]

The best thing a parent can do for the kids is to die. Shocking study.

It must be the best place and time to be a parent in the whole human history: medicine and safety under the belt of this era; outstanding toys/books/yada-yada available; parent’s advice flooding bookshelves, Facebook newsfeeds, tv channels… And don’t forget scientific researches. How come we are still so overwhelmed, frustrated, at our wits ends, battling [...]

Thinking outside of the box. Fine motor activities for toddlers.

Honestly, this is the easiest sensory activity to set up for a toddler. And, surprisingly, absolutely fascinating one for him!  As a mom, I find it fascinating too: small motor coordination development, sorting, bigger-smaller concepts, colors and shapes are all the benefits packed inside each little box… Supplies: boxes. Boxes of every possible shape, shape, [...]