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

How to Launch a Rocket with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Making a bottle rocket with baking soda and vinegar is always a fun and explosive (but safe) activity! When the baking soda reacts with the vinegar, it forms carbon dioxide and water. The carbon dioxide builds up inside the bottle until it launches into the air! Here's step-by-step directions to launch your own rocket: Supplies: … Continue reading How to Launch a Rocket with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Book Review: Stark Raving Dad – Poems for the Frazzled Parent in All of Us

Stark Raving Dad is a new book from Running Press aimed at frazzled parents who are still able to laugh through their pain. From pondering the myriad of diaper choices in the baby aisle to getting spewed with bodily fluids, author Sanderson Dean captures the angst of parenthood all in comedic verse and accompanies it … Continue reading Book Review: Stark Raving Dad – Poems for the Frazzled Parent in All of Us

Jumping Around at Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park

Indoor trampoline parks are a great way for kids to burn some energy! They're our go-to spot when it's rainy or too hot to play outside but my son is ready to run and play. Jumpstreet in Jacksonville Beach is the closest one to us, but our city has several different options and I'm sure there … Continue reading Jumping Around at Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park

Summer Fun: Kids Bowl Free is Back Early

Last summer we signed up with Kids Bowl Free to bowl two free games a day, all summer long. This year we got a message saying the program was starting up in March, so we've signed on again. Read on for the details! What is it? The Kids Bowl Free program is two free games … Continue reading Summer Fun: Kids Bowl Free is Back Early

Book Review: The Switcheroo Kangaroo

When I do a book review, I tend to include the full experience instead of just a synopsis and my opinion. So this is the story of how the Switcheroo Kangaroo, a book written by Deanna Purkiss and Illustrated by Christian Snyder, came to visit and teach my son about sharing his good fortune (and … Continue reading Book Review: The Switcheroo Kangaroo