Parenting

Home-made cold & flu remedy that actually works

My nose could compete with Rudolph’s for lighting up Santa’s way through the night; the scary barking sounds my throat produces would make any bloodhound envious. Stumbling downstairs to get kids ready for school: my older one is also getting ready for a Rudolph’s nose competition; my middle one is barking; only my dear little [...]

Helping children overcome social fears. First-Impressions Scaredy-Cat

Hello, nice to meet you. And this is my oldest one, trying out this class… what do you mean, he wouldn’t come in?! Playdate time! My kid is peeking out of the window, he can’t wait to see his friend’s car pull up to our driveway… He is here! He is here! I hear the [...]

Easy and fabulous DIY diaper cake

Do you know the most useful, the most helpful, and the prettiest gift you could give to a mother to be?  It is a diaper cake.  Ever since I discovered them, I was totally sold on the idea: a practical item, that will be used repeatedly over and over, that will be helpful to the [...]

Thanksgiving table decoration ideas

My family loves Thanksgiving. We always try to celebrate it with some special way. This year I was looking for a special Thanksgiving table decoration ideas to make the traditional dinner more memorable and even more visually beautiful. I’d like to share some cool ideas with our blog readers. Thanksgiving candles add warmth to the [...]

Heartwarming games after heartwarming meal. Thanksgiving activities for the whole family

Thanksgiving games for the whole family to enjoy at the Holiday Feast and remember for years to come I don’t eat turkey.  I am at the fence with most boring socially acceptable traditions.  I am allergic to hypocritical smiles of relatives who can barely stand each other.  And yet, Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite family gathering [...]

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 [...]