Jingle Bell Book Shop

Directions for setting up a Jingle Bell Book Shop for needy kids.

It seems a little early to be talking about Christmas, but it's not too early to start planning your own Jingle Bell Book Shop! The Jingle Bell Book Shop was started to encourage reading, get more books into children's homes, and to help kids to … [Read more...]

DIY Knight Helmet or Warrior Helmet

Read our review about Crafteeo and their amazing DIY knight helmets.

Knight Helmet for Kids "For Halloween this year, I'd love to make a knight's costume,"  my son said.  "And I really want to have a full suit of armor." WHAT?!  Fortunately, despite my initial reservations, I found How-Lun Chen, founder and … [Read more...]

Fun and Frugal Activities for on the GO!

Learning on the go... activities you can pack into a gallon size bag!  Genius.  They can travel anywhere!

One bag full of  fun for learning.  Is it possible?  Yes!  I carefully scoured Pinterest (it's a hard job), looking for fabulous ideas to take on vacation with us.  I had specific criteria:  they had to be simple, interactive, fun, and the supplies … [Read more...]

It Takes 48 Hours to Get Into Vacation Mode

It takes 48 Hours to get into Vacation Mode.  Agree?

Moms - I have some words of wisdom to share with you from my Dad. "It takes 48 hours to get into vacation mode." I've seen this time and time again.  Whether it's summer vacation, spring break, or a family trip.  It takes about 48 hours.  I … [Read more...]

Summer Reading: Graph 1000 Minutes

Summer Reading Graph 1000 minutes

Are you looking for a fun and different way to motivate your kids to read this summer?  Kids love, love, LOVE to chart their progress and visually see their success.  It might seem strange, but there is value in visually seeing your progress improve … [Read more...]