Calm Activities to Help Kids Decompress After School

School can be very stressful for kids! After spending all day in chairs being told what to do, getting outdoors – in nature – is my favorite way to help my kids decompress. In Massachusetts it was sometimes too cold for these activities (raining or too cold). The weather is nearly always fine in California, […]

Fun Science: Candy Experiment Fun

Have you done any candy experiments with your kids yet? I highly recommend it! This post sharing some of our favorite candy experiments was my second most popular in 2014 with 82,711 views. Blog posts are only as successful as the people reading them make them, and a large piece of this blog post’s success […]

After School Fun: Paper Building Challenge for Kids

Six-year-old Johnny thought that two-year-old Anna’s torn paper collages looked like fun last night, so he built some of his own. Being older, he took it to another level, creating several 3D sculptures. This one was my favorite – it reminds me of Arches National Park. I thought that this would make a great paper […]