Four Fun Family Road Trips

Summer is here and if the idea of visiting another amusement park or sitting on a beach doesn't motivate you to make vacation plans, consider a good, old-fashioned road trip. With the open road in front of you and time built into your itinerary to explore some small-town attractions along the way, your family can truly experience America and its history before they realize they've learned something. ...more
Great trip ideas! I've never heard of the world's largest treehouse in TN before, but my kids ...more

The Letter of the Week is *N* Free Printable Handwriting Pages & Coloring Activity Pages

The Letter for Today is  *N*Noise, Noodles, Napkin and NO!...more

Who's watching the kids?

So I write this as my two little ones are settled downstairs watching Blues Clues and playing – well when my oldest isn’t yanking her toys from her little sister’s hands! Let’s be honest, if they weren’t watching TV, I wouldn’t be up here in the loft getting some work done.   This from a mom who swore that her kids wouldn’t watch any TV or if they were it would be limited. Well, good news is it is limited (both in amount of and kind of)….bad news, they watch TV....more

Have you ever heard of Gramma' Lowe?

     Have you ever been to Gramma' Lowe's website?  If you haven't, you don't know what you're missin'.  Do you like crafts?  She's got 'em.  She even illustrates the way she makes the many, many crafts she creates.       How 'bout cookin'?  You like to cook?  Gramma' Lowe does that, too.  An', again, she illustrates her work.  Are you one of those wunnerful people who has time to decorate an' embellish your home for the...more

Time to Say (and Sing) Hello

Hello!  I am brand new to BlogHer and would like to introduce myself to all of you lovely ladies :)  My name is Rachel, and I am a music therapist and singer/songwriter in Illinois.  I've been blogging since 2008, and have since posted hundreds of my original songs for kids as well as other music-related resources for teachers and parents....more

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Sticky Fingers: A Story of a Semi-Addiction

  My name is Lisha, and I am an enabler.  My son has had an addiction for the past two years and shows no signs of overcoming this obsession.  Because he is nearly three years old, one might imagine his addiction involves some sort of sport, imitating animal noises, or having tantrums....more

Top Ten iPad Apps for Kids

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Pink Slip

Have you ever seen something that is just so wrong on so many levels that you are not sure if you will be able to go on living if you do not share it with others? I awoke to an email from a dear friend that directed me to this little jem. I'm not sure what the proper introduction to this is, so without further ado: OK. Can I just say-  Word panties used 7 times "C'mon, I'll show you I'm having my period right now" ...more

"The Greatest of Freedoms Lie in Discipline.of The Self"

Life rough. Me rough. Lessons rough. Lessons learned. Learning made game. Game made easy. Life made easier. For me. For you. For everyone. Best to all. Will post more, later. ...more

Feeling Blue..............here are few tips to overcome it.

Since last few days I was not able to compose anything. It was not that I was too busy with other things but simply because I couldn't find interest in anything. Tried a lot to find the reason but then finally stopped bothering about it. As I was not able to write something interesting so got indulged in reading as it is also one of my favorite hobbies. I came across various articles and came to know that there exists a practical reason for my lack of interest. ...more