18 Fun Handwriting Activities for Kids (Even the Reluctant Ones)

I’m constantly on the lookout for fun handwriting activities for my 6 year old. I don’t like to pressure him to practice writing but I do think it’s important that he work on his skills. He sees an occupational therapist to help him with fine motor skills, so I want to reinforce that at home ....more

10 Exciting, Kid-Approved Books for 10 Year Olds

My 10 year old is an avid reader. He’s also a fast reader and I have a hard time keeping up with him! I’m increasing the number of chapter book lists on this blog so what better way than to make a list of books for 10 year olds ....more

A “Tip Jar” to Help Siblings Get Along

You may remember from my...more

Indoor Activities for Tweens

My giant list of Indoor Activities for Kids is my most popular page, but what about if you have bigger kids, or what is commonly referred to as “tweens”? (Am I the only one who dislikes that term? Although it is quite convenient ....more

10 Math Books for Babies and Toddlers

My oldest son’s favorite subject is math. From a very early age it was clear that he was drawn to numbers and counting. I encouraged his interest with math themed books and math activities continue to be a major part of our lives....more

12 Chapter Books About Diverse (and Loving) Families

This list of books about diverse families came about for two reasons. First, part of my role as a parent is to help my kids become compassionate individuals, and one way to do that is by teaching them about diverse families and cultures. We’ve read picture books about diverse characters, and now we are adding in some chapter books ....more

Indoor Active Game: Land, Sea and Air

A friend of mine taught me this indoor active game you can play instantly (and anywhere) with your kids. With the weather dipping below freezing we are spending time using our list of indoor activities for inspiration, and...more

Emotions Coloring Pages – Help Kids With Feelings

We’re back with another year of monthly coloring pages from children’s book author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg. ...more

14 President Books For Kids (That’ Won’t Put You to Sleep)

It’s time to put president books...more