If you have a school-aged child, you may have started to think about at what age they could be left home alone for short periods of time. HomeAloneClass.com is an amazing digital resource that includes a FREE webinar for parents plus a full course for children to learn the ins-and-outs of staying home alone.
Last night my family checked out Chase Field and an Arizona Diamondbacks game for the first time – not only was it our first time at Chase Field, it was my kids’ first baseball game! I want to share some bits and pieces from our experience bringing 4 kids to the ballpark, as well as some tips and tricks for making the experience amazing when your family visits as well!
A is my “girly-girl” and she just had her 6th birthday. She has been asking for a journal that she could lock for months. I actually got her that journal for Christmas, and she had lost both of the keys that came with the lock numerous times before breaking the lock last month. When I discovered Smit-Co and saw the options they offer for journaling I knew I had found a winner in this trendy emoji Top Secret Journal Set.
Even if the kids don’t need a night light to sleep – this is one of those things that you just have to get anyhow because it is so creative and fun! I was so excited to have the opportunity to review a 3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Light and share my honest opinion with you all – because honestly, I knew my kids would love this! I created this list of the 5 (err, 6) things that make it the coolest light for a kid’s room, den, play area, etc!
Weekday evenings are the busiest time of day for my family. We have to do school/babysitter pickup, dinner, homework, and our bedtime routine – times 4 – all in just over 2 hours. It can be difficult to make evenings enjoyable and not just a rush to get everything done. I am always looking for creative ways to make ordinary moments extraordinary, and this week Goldfish crackers helped make that happen!
There are many reasons why my kids and I set a “resolution” (we prefer to think of them as goals) of writing letters to their friends & family. Many of our friends live 3 thousand miles away in NY and with the time difference and our busy schedules, we do not call as much as we should – plus the kids LOVE getting mail! When I heard about the Post Pal Club, I knew that would be a super fun way to kick off implementation of our goal!
It’s hard to be away from family during the holidays. Grandma and Grandpa are back in snowy New York, and we’re 3,000 miles away in Arizona desert. Deciding what to do for Grandma and Grandpa is tough. Of course, we will call them and enjoy FaceTime Christmas morning, but we really wanted to mail a special gift too – something they would not expect and would be surprised to receive. Something meaningful, personalized and useful. As soon as I learned about Grandbox, I knew it was the answer.
Magical. That is plain and simple how I would describe Portable North Pole.
When I told my 5 year old that I received an email from Santa for her – the look in her eye, the smile on her face… she got in front of that computer faster than I could blink.
This was our second trip out to Mortimer Farms. We made the trip for the Corn Festival and had SO MUCH FUN that we knew we had to come back for the Pumpkin Festival. It’s hard to believe, but the Pumpkin Festival was so much bigger than we expected with many of the same activities and vendors we enjoyed at the Corn Festival – plus so much more!
My oldest is a bright kid, but math has never been her strong suit. We have struggled for years with trying to help her catch up at home. We were thrilled to discover the Mathnasium – a center that not only focuses on Math, but does so in a way that is fun and customized to the child.