I know we are starting to see the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ or perhaps ‘the gold at the end of the rainbow’ with the pandemic right now, but these past few weeks on Covid fatigue have been hard for me. Therefore, I am definitely looking forward to a little St. Patrick’s Day fun. So here are 7 Lucky Picture Books to Share with Your Wee Lads and Lasses this St. Patrick’s Day: Continue reading 7 Lucky Picture Books to Share with Your Wee Lads and Lasses this St. Patrick’s Day (Plus a Fun Color-Sorting Activity)!
Happy Valentine’s Day! For me, any holiday is a perfect reason to bake with my son, but Valentine’s day especially. As Daniel Tiger says, “making something is one way to say, I love you.” And to add to that, I say, making something with someone you love and then enjoying it together is another. So … Continue reading Valentine’s Baking with The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
Friday Family Movie Night was something we started during the pandemic to have something to look forward to every week. Over night, it became our favorite family tradition that will last long beyond stay-at-home orders. A fun family ritual every week, pandemic or not, reminds us to slow down and enjoy each other. My husband … Continue reading FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 7 Movies to Watch in Celebration of Black History Month
In the United States of America, every four years, on the 20th of January, an inauguration is held to swear in the new or returning elected president and vice-president. This Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, Americans all over the country will get to watch our soon-to-be 46th president, Joe Biden, and our first woman and woman … Continue reading It’s Not Just Adult Stuff: 3 Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Inauguration Day 2021
For many young students winter break starts this week. Which means extra time at home with our kids. Plus, if you are in a city, either currently on lockdown due to COVID-19 or buried under a few feet of snow, you’re probably not looking to go anywhere. But being stuck inside, in this week leading … Continue reading 10 Holiday Books to Enjoy with Your Kids for Your Best Winter Break Yet
Cookies may not be always the healthiest, but they certainly are the fun-est. And after reading, A WORLD OF COOKIES FOR SANTA, and taking in festive illustrations about cookie traditions from Malawi to Alaska, we decided the Mantecaditos from Puerto Rico looked the most delicious and fun to bake. Continue reading Bake Different Cookies this Christmas with A WORLD OF COOKIES FOR SANTA
Nothing brings families to the theatre like the holidays. After seven years of working at a theatre and a lifetime of performing in and attending the theatre, I can tell you this with certainty. And it’s magic! When you are in the lobby before a live show, there is always excitement and anticipation, but before … Continue reading How to Still Enjoy the Magic of Live Theatre with Your Family this 2020 Holiday Season
Kids are the best people to buy gifts for. They never give you a basic “thank you” after opening the gift you gave them. They are always wonderfully and hysterically honest in their reaction. And my gifts to my son, niece, and nephews over the years have been met with a range of reactions from … Continue reading How to be the Favorite Aunt/Uncle: Interactive Books to Gift this Holiday Season