How To Make A Spinning Top

How To Make A Spinning Top Using A CD

Need a fun kid craft or activity for today? This tutorial DIY on How To Make A Spinning Top Using a CD is simple and awesome. And it’ll keep a kid busy while you check your email/Twitter/Facebook or drink your morning coffee… How To Make A Spinning Top Aside: my son calls this his bay […]

Kid-O-Bunk Portable Bunk Beds

Kid-O-Bunk Portable Bunk Beds

Kid-O-Bunk Portable Bunk Beds have changed the bed time routine at my house. No longer does my son want to sleep in his bed…he wants to sleep in the Kid-O-Bunk bed (and has for 3 nights in a row). Dear readers, this piece of kid gear is sleep over, Grandma’s house, camping & cottage worthy… […]

TD Friends of the Environment Pop-Up Park

TD Friends of the Environment - Toronto

Need more green and less concrete? Looking for a outdoor space to enjoy in Toronto this weekend? Plan to visit TD Friends of the Environment Pop-Up Park June 20 and 21 and enjoy free interactive activities, games, live performance and more. TD Friends of the Environment Pop-Up Park So what’s happening exactly? Think: parking lot turned park. […]

DIY Lipgloss only 2 ingredients

DIY lip gloss only two ingredients

This DIY Lipgloss only 2 ingredients is fantastic for a crafternoon or birthday party activity. Two ingredients (which you probably already have in your house already) make up this practical and fun activity. Plus, it makes for a great loot bag idea! DIY Lipgloss only 2 ingredients You will need: Small containers with snap on […]

Posterjack’s Summer Kidtographer Search

Posterjack’s Summer Kidtographer search

My kids love taking pictures. Maybe because they see me do it. Maybe because they are inspired by what they see in social media (snap chat is their thing). If your kids love taking pictures – like mine – they you might be interested in Posterjack’s Summer Kidtographer Search – because it’s a cool way […]

How do you encourage STEM Learning?

How do you encourage STEM learning

How do you encourage STEM Learning? STEM = Science, technology, engineering and math. I encourage STEM learning when we do baking activities (measuring and mixing is science and math; using technology with a little bit of engineering). I LOVE learning activities (if you’ve read either of my books – you know this already). Energizer® Canada and […]

Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends Kids Reading

As a Mom and author – I am a big fan of reading. However, I’m finding with the digital age my kids look for engagement beyond the printed page. Especially with my son – who wants engagement – and Mommy – both together at reading time. Imaginary Friends is for families – like mine – who […]

What To Pack On A Family Day Out

What To Pack On A Family Day Out

Back from some family field trips and I thought it timely to share What To Pack On A Family Day Out. You want the essential items your family needs without the bulk of carry a lot of weight in your bag. These tips on What To Pack On A Family Day Out may make your […]

Family Movie Night Tips

Family Movie Night Tips

Every Friday night is family movie night chez nous. It is a great way to disconnect from work and school and karate classes — and connect together as a family. As somewhat of an expert in the field (because we have family movie night – every. single. week.), I am sharing my top Family Movie […]

Easter Basket Craft

Preschooler Easter Basket Craft

A tisket. A tasket. Want to make an Easter basket? Even though it doesn’t quite feel like Spring yet – we’ve started to do some kids Spring activities to decorate the house. This Easter Basket Craft was a hit with my three year old… NOTE: this post is from the archives but still timely (and […]