Kaleidograph Pattern Design Toy Review and Worldwide Giveaway

Have you heard of Kaleidograph? I was recently offered this toy to review, and I said yes because I remember playing with something similar as a child – and loving it. The concept behind this toy is simple: you layer cards with different colors and patterns on top of one another to create interesting designs. […]

Thanks to a Teacher: Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s teacher appreciation week! My childhood was influenced by many wonderful teachers, and I am forever indebted to wonderful teachers like the one above who have transformed my children’s lives. Johnny adores this kindergarten teacher – and she was so kind that my three other children (and I) love her as well. Little Anna picked […]

San Francisco with Kids: Ride the Ducks!

Have you ever been to San Francisco? Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge is one of my earliest childhood memories – from when I was four years old! Last weekend we had the opportunity to tour the city with Ride the Ducks, and it was the perfect way to tour San Francisco with kids! Here […]

Brightening Winter Days with TogetherBox {Giveaway}

  We were recently sent a TogetherBox to review, and it has been a fun way to brighten up dark winter days! There are many different subscription boxes that you can choose from these days; I like this one because it focuses on activities that bring families together and has activities that work for small […]

Model Magic Christmas Ornaments

Crayola very kindly sent us a lovely gift pack this month, and four-year-old Lily had a wonderful time making Crayola Model Magic ornaments with me while the two oldest kids were at school and Anna was napping! She used this set of pottery tools (affiliate link) that I ordered after seeing it at Afterschool for […]