Category: Family & Parenting

Illustration: Sydney Smith’s Town is by the Sea

Our inspiration for today comes from children’s book illustrator Sydney Smith and his new book, Town is by the Sea. In the story, written by Joanne Schwartz, a boy spends a pleasant day about the town by the sparkling sea, playing with friends at the playground, going to lunch and the shops with his mom, …

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Language Development and Your Four Year Old

The preschool age is a wonderful time during childhood and I really enjoyed teaching children in this age group.  They are interested in learning about any topic from bugs to space and have countless questions for you to answer.  Developmentally, they should be at a level to really express their needs and some of them …

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Cheat Sheets: Butterflies

If you have ever spent a few minutes with any child, you will know that they can come up with questions that stump you.  I have seen experts in a field being taken completely aback by the complex question asked by a 5 year old.  I have also seen those same experts sputter and blush …

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Disneyland, CA Versus Florida’s Walt Disney World

Many people wonder which theme park area is better, Disneyland in California or Walt Disney World in Florida. Having been to both parks, I have come to the conclusion that the answer is not an easy one. Both areas are so unique that at times it feels like one is trying to compare apples to …

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Healthy Alternatives for Easter

It’s only a few days away and the stores are packed with chocolates, candies, baskets and everything else that has to do with Easter.  Actually, in some places those shelves have been packed since just before Valentine’s day but Easter probably hasn’t been on your mind for that long. Every year I do the exact …

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5 Super Cute Spring Craft Ideas

Warmer weather often brings with it a desire to complete a host of projects, both indoors and outdoors.  These adorable spring crafts may be the perfect place to start, and some of them are great family projects for the upcoming Easter weekend! I’ve spent the day putting together new yarn shelves, and this free crochet …

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Anytime Sugar Cookies

Get the whole family baking With Easter just a hop, skip and a jump away, the time is right to get baking. Get your aprons and whisks ready, because baking is a great way to bring your family together in the kitchen. In fact, a recent study conducted on behalf of Unilever, the maker of …

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How to Make Blown Easter Eggs

Every year I have boiled those wonderful eggs so that I could spend a few hours coating myself in food dye just for the simple enjoyment of the experience.  For all children, egg dying is a wonderful experience and my children look forward to it every year.  My biggest problem with dying eggs was that I …

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What are we teaching our kids?

As Easter drew near, I realized that I had forgotten to pick up a few things, and ended up having to go grocery shopping on Saturday; the day before Easter!  I knew it was going to be a horrible day for shopping, but I gritted my teeth and headed out anyways.  I was completely right.  The store …

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Craft Project: A Cornucopia of Thanks

I know, Thanksgiving isn’t for another few months, well actually it isn’t for a month for those celebrating it in Canada, which is part of the reason why I am starting to post a few craft ideas.  This always seems to be the busy time of year when everyone is scrambling around for the first …

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