Get Ready to Play!

I believe in playtime. Playing is such an important part of life – even for older kids! There is SO much that kids can learn through playtime that it really is more than “just” time to play. Studies have been done showing that playtime is very beneficial for kids…and so, in our home I love […]

Click to read more

Raincoast Books – Educational Books CAN be fun!

I love it when people make books that are both educational and fun! After all, isn’t that what teachers try to do every day? That fine balance between keeping education fun and interesting without losing the learning in the midst of it? Raincoast Books sent me two books from Silver Dolphin that my kids were […]

Click to read more

DK Discovery Day ~ Deadly Animals Ultimate Sticker Book ~ GIVEAWAY!

Animals are fascinating! Most of us enjoy all the cute or cuddly animals, but there’s a whole other world of animals out there too…the deadly ones! Yep, the ones we definitely do not want to cuddle with and we really do not think that most of these ones are ‘cute!’ That said, they still are […]

Click to read more

DK Discovery Day ~ Pet Party Ultimate Sticker Collection ~ GIVEAWAY!

We’re no strangers to LEGO in our home! Our oldest has been building with Lego since he was old enough not to eat it 😉 , and his three younger sisters have followed suit – but with the LEGO Friends sets! It’s so fun to watch our kids create, imagine, build and enjoy the world […]

Click to read more

Cole’s Perfect Puppy ~ GIVEAWAY!

Chapter books…it’s a world that we’ve become a part of in the past two years! Our oldest son is an avid reader and he loves chapter books! I’m all for sitting down and spending an afternoon reading a good chapter book..but the key word there is good! As a family that places much importance on […]

Click to read more

Our New Fuzzeez Friend!

Stuffed animals are a favorite in the world of kids! All of our children have had their very favorite stuffed animal(s) that they just HAVE to sleep with every night – except for our 3rd child who has about 20 very favorite stuffed animals that she must sleep with at night. Sometimes I wonder if […]

Click to read more

Raincoast Books – Pirates and Pompoms!

I’m always game to check out new crafty books. Books that inspire me to create. That inspire me to find my own creativity! My lastest book from Raincoast Books has made me want to get making things. And considering we didn’t move that long ago and I still have tubs and boxes lining the hallway, […]

Click to read more

Summer Reading at it’s Best!

DK Readers have become some of our favorite ways to develop a love for reading in our kids. For me as a parent, they are the ideal type of reader because they are fun, age appropriate and often times they are also educational and will actually teach your kids real-life facts as they read them. […]

Click to read more

Raincoast Books – The Origami Garden!

I have always been intrigued with origami and over my life have even known how to make a few items! The only one I can always remember is the “Nit Picker” or the “Fortune Teller” as it seems most people call it! I have a lot of fun over the years creating that one and […]

Click to read more

Scholastic Monday ~ Safe in a Storm

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to bedtime stories? Every once in a while, we get stuck…reading the same ones over and over and over. I don’t mind reading the same books many times over, but I will admit that sometimes it’s nice to throw a new title into the mix! 😉 […]

Click to read more