What’s the deal with science toys? BIG deal! SciFun coupon

Oh, yes, the biggest science toys event of the year is here! Adventures in science are awaiting for all young scientists and huge savings for the parents, teachers and gift givers. Which science kits? All of them! They cover  various fields of interest: chemistry, physics, mechanics, weather, geology, biology, anatomy, astronomy, energy, electronics, botany, forensics, and much [...]

Boy’s 10th birthday party: thrilling for kids and relaxing for parents

Too big for a theme party. Too small just to hang out with friends. Sleepover with some special entertainment? Perfect age. Now, how special? For my special boy – very! Actually, this is the easiest party I’ve ever done. And the most relaxing. Mind you, I am not lounging on the side of the pool [...]

Healthy and yummy after-school snacks

Ye, ye, ye. Healthy choices do not usually look as attractive to kids as the junk food. These snacks might be a creative option for you and your children. We like these creative ideas as a school or after-school snacks. Moms liked them. Hope, children will do, too. Let’s keep the fingers crossed! Mozzarella and [...]

US News & World Report released the 2015 college rankings

US News & World Report announced the 2015 college rankings. The world-recognized publisher of news, rankings and consumer analysis focuses on quality and value of education assisting parents and students evaluate their options.  The college ranking lists cover almost 1,800 schools nationwide and come in a various categories, including Best National Universities, Best National Liberal Arts [...]

Starting school. How to ease child’s separation anxiety.

Multiple Choice Question: a. Clutching a blankie. b. Grabbing daddy’s legs. c. Unnecessary vocalizations (i.e. – screaming bloody murder). d. Mommy-strangling with all might of the little hands. Which ones are symptoms of a separation anxiety? Correct! All of the above. I am sitting on a preschool orientation. While the teacher with an nonviably sweet [...]

How children’s friendships work at every age

Case study: the beginning of a perfect day. I managed to squeeze both bikes into the car, drag them to the park and now my older boys can enjoy making rounds all over the park. Somehow, they keep gravitating back to the little patch, where I camped out with their 2 year old brother. Somehow, [...]