Kids by Age

Smart questions to ask your child to find out more about the school day.

Every time my kid comes off the bus, I feel a mixture of joy and apprehension: oh-oh, here it comes. I can’t wait to give him a hug. I can’t wait to hear how his day went. I can’t bear to think how many teeth pulling techniques I’d have to use this time to get [...]

Excellent play tools for school age kids’ small motor development

New baby on a block became an inspiration to a real explosion of small motor development activity in my home: crocheting, macrame bracelet weaving, etc. I was thrilled to use the new baby as an excuse to get some fun of my own by making him a cute bunny hat; my kids loved to jump [...]

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 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 [...]