Kids by Age

Best play activity for toddlers: rice box

I owed this one to my toddler for a while.  Somehow all my boys were always crazy about digging: in a sand, in a baby cereal, on the side of the road.  Give them a couple of free minutes and they’ll dig their way to China.  With my toddler gaining more and more independence, my [...]

Baby girls names inspired by movies

Confident.  Beautiful, inside and out.  Gracious. Brave. Positive. Gentle. These words not only describe our favorite movie characters, but also represent our hopes for our baby girls. Naming your child after the kind princesses of Disney and the courageous characters from your favorite action movies will bring you even more happiness when you look at [...]

Baby boys names inspired by movies

We have all been inspired by fictional movie characters in the past. When those realistic, heroic, magical, inspiring characters come up on our screens, we desire their traits of wisdom and courage.  We pray that our children will have these positive traits, just like our heroes. We want our baby boys to grow up brave [...]

How NOT to do an art project with your kids

Two kids.  One itsy-bitsy art project to unleash their creativity.  No brainer supplies.  No difficult directions.  Tons of room for self-expression.  Setting it up outside, on a warm sunny day, to enjoy the fresh air and easy mess clean up.  Can’t go crazy-wrong, right?  WRONG!   The idea is rather sudden, so we are getting [...]

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 [...]

Five Easiest Halloween Crafts for the Little Ones. Crafts for Toddlers.

My favorite crafts have two things in common: they don’t have a perfect final result and they allow maximum room for kids’ creativity to soar into the sky.  Even for the littlest crafters.  Especially for the littlest crafters.   Every single one of these crafts my kids enjoyed at some point of their yearly Halloween Party [...]