Magical New Children’s Book: Wizard and the Lizard

Wizard and the Lizard by Katie Reed is the magical tale of Buddy, a cute little lizard who wishes to transform himself in to a big fierce dragon with the help of his best friend Wizard. The thing is, his best friend thinks he is perfect just the way he is. But he wants to … Continue reading Magical New Children’s Book: Wizard and the Lizard

Reading Eggs Review from Ages 3 to 4

Last year when my son was three years old, I tried a free trial of ReadingEggs.com and liked it so much I bought a full year. Reading Eggs is a computer program for kids that makes learning to read fun with activities and games. You can read about our experience from the rocky start to … Continue reading Reading Eggs Review from Ages 3 to 4

MomLife: Of Course I Keep ALL Your Artwork!

A kid in school (or daycare) means lots of artwork. From hand print turkeys to pages of scribbles, it can be quite a lot of stuff to save. I had been quietly slipping about half of it into the trash until the day my son caught me in a typical parental fib and discovered I … Continue reading MomLife: Of Course I Keep ALL Your Artwork!

Wild About the Alphabet: The Kids ABC Book with a Wild Vocabulary

There's a new kids book in town, literally in my case since the author is right here in my neighborhood! Wild About the Alphabet! (and Other Tales) by Mike Crowder is a humorous and colorful journey through the alphabet from A to Z, with plenty of surprises along the way. If you are looking for … Continue reading Wild About the Alphabet: The Kids ABC Book with a Wild Vocabulary

Molly of Denali Podcast – An Adventure Rooted in Native Storytelling

A new podcast for kids launched on May 30th as a prequel to the Molly of Denali TV series premiering on PBS on July 15, 2019. Every Thursday a new episode will be launched, where you can follow the adventures of Molly Mabray, 10-year old girl who helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in … Continue reading Molly of Denali Podcast – An Adventure Rooted in Native Storytelling

Parent Survival Techniques: The Lies We Tell Our Children

I feel like I'm an honest person. Or, at least, I was until I had a child. Now we can't play with the skateboard "because it's resting," the playground was closed today for some strange reason and we are SERIOUSLY all out of cookies. This is just the tip of my iceberg of my lies … Continue reading Parent Survival Techniques: The Lies We Tell Our Children

My Love Hate Relationship with Bubbles

Bubbles! Who doesn't shout the name when they suddenly see those soapy globes floating by? Chasing bubbles is (or should be) a part of every childhood. Then you get a little older and your role changes from bubble chaser to bubble blower.   You may think of bubbles as "good clean fun" but anyone with … Continue reading My Love Hate Relationship with Bubbles