My Child Never Lies. True or False?

“He lied!” – that’s a 5 year old guest shrieking on a trampoline, as my 8 year old host awkwardly slips away. “I can see you are upset, dear, but he NEVER LIES.” NEVER LIES.  Is there such a thing?  A kid, who comes out with the embarrassing truths? Who tells you about his grades [...]

Kids’ Favorite Fall Craft – Leaves Coloring Project

Leaf coloring is inevitably one of my little one’s favorites.  Right after decorating pumpkins and running wild around the house screaming.  Though this one is less noisy (A LOT) and less expensive: no need to bargain with the kids how many pumpkins we are getting this time – they can have all the leaves in [...]

The best puzzles for the most finicky toddler

This is how I wanted to start this post: we love puzzles. We can’t get enough of them. We own every single one of every possible kind on the planet. Except… we don’t love puzzles. Nobody in my house even likes them. They are so greatly educational, that we posess a quite a variety of [...]

Kids Halloween Party Outdoors – Fun for All Ages

My favorite kind of party: so little effort, and so much excitement that it almost feels like cheating!  The key to it?  The magic ingredient?  It is outside.  Sounds spooky?  Not in the least.  It is the best kind of Halloween party, the one kids we’ll be remembering and asking for again and again. First [...]

Cool Halloween pumpkin carving ideas

Pumpkin carving is a terrific fall activity for parents and kids to do together. You probably have seen some amazingly artistic pumpkin carvings that mortal person technically cannot do. We have, too. We tried to collect some original ideas that might be performed by amateur carvers, we mean, devoted parents. Your carved pumpkins might not [...]

Top gifts for 2 year old boy. My son’s favorites.

The new toys are flooding the floors. The old ones are washed off to the sides.  And once the wrapping paper, ribbons and other shreds of gift opening are safely picked up by the local environmental cleaning agency (another role assigned to mom on a regular basis), it is time to recoup which gifting treasures [...]