Straws are essential for little ones who are just learning to use a real cup or to-go cups. Since we've found ourselves straw-less more than once, a clever friend shared her secret: she keeps a toothbrush container full of regular and bendy straws in her bag and another in the console of her car, that way they're always on hand. We love this simple solution!Read More
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With the winter season in full swing and kids and parents already getting tired of sledding and snow fort/ball building, here’s a fun alternative to do with your kids: a Snow Lantern! …Read More
Get ready to repurpose your holiday cards with this "green-friendly" holiday quick tip!Read More
Traditionally, Thanksgiving is about presenting all of your delicious platters, piled high with food, on your Thanksgiving table. However …Read More
Spicy (or not!) Vegetable Soup. It's a delicious, tasty, and super healthy soup that will warm you up this fall!
Check out our quick tip recipe for Alice Waters' frittata!Read More
Sweltering hot and no air-conditioning?
Help your little one (and yourself) sleep more comfortably by folding up your pillowcase and top sheet, putting it in a plastic bag, and throwing it in the freezer. When you're ready to go to sleep, take it out and quickly make your bed and hop in. The cold sheet and pillowcases stay cool long enough for you to fall asleep in comfort!Read More
Get inspired by the book, The Clock Without a Face (see above description in The Reading Room), and create your own scavenger hunt at home!
Hide a prize, such as a movie to watch or a treat to eat, in the final location, and then leave a succession of clues and riddles around your home for the kids to investigate and follow!
This idea is perfect for an indoor rainy day activity or a great way to get the kids outside (and away from glowing screens) on a sunny spring day!Read More
If your child takes a sudden dislike to a particular food, don't pay much attention to their latest dislike. Young children go through food phases.Read More
Tired of having the lunch you packed your child in the morning appear untouched when you clean out their lunch sack that night? For kids, it's all about variety and texture.Read More