Stop doing your kids’ homework and overloading them with activities! Or don’t?

Leisurely opening my Facebook page this morning I get startled by the screaming title of the first post: “Stop doing your kids’ homework!” The burst of fiery energy is just sweeping all the leisureness of this morning away, as I drawn in deeper into the article… You’ve seen it, I am sure. You definitely seen [...]

Learning to Read: Secrets of Success

“Teaching kids to read” is the hottest, most painful and anxiety producing question in parent’s discussions. Will the teacher do it? Preschool? Kindergarten? School? Phonics? Whole words? Montessori? Kumon? Natural reading? Reading-video games? Weird-looking reading animals at the annoyingly squeaky educational websites? Internet, social media, instead of offering a wealth of help, are adding a [...]

Spring cleanup sale on garden toys – 15% off coupon MyGarden

Cleanup time! Spring time! Outdoor play time! Gear up your little helpers for spring clean up! All garden tools for children are 15% off now with the coupon MyGarden. Don’t wait, shop for garden toys today! With the Kids Garden Tools even the youngest children will love to plant flowers, care about a vegetable garden, [...]

Quick, fun and easy Mother’s Day craft: celery stump bouquet.

“Mom, who did you say was your mom? Grandma?! No waaaay!” Who is whose mom and dad are our frequent discussions. It is adorably weird for my little ones to believe, that mom and dad once have been so little, that grandma had to take care of them. And the thought that once they actually [...]

Birdwatching: super fun, super educational and super easy outdoor activity.

Finally. It is no longer so freezing that I can’t calculate how many overcoats, sweaters, hats I need to bundle up to take my lovely brood outside even for a little while. Love the liveliness and optimism of the spring. We all dash outside and… I have a terrifying feeling, that over the long winter [...]

The Dogs of Venice by Maisy, the Travel Mouse.

I, Maisy, the Travel Mouse, need to tell you about special animals of Venice. The fauna of Venice, like most world cities, isn’t seen much due to the lack of natural habitat. Plus there are no trees in Venice, and Venetian canal water is questionably clean. You can occasionally see city birds, like pigeons and [...]