Best Bag for Summer Camp

What type of bag to send your kid to camp is always a dilemma. However, in the Covid-19 era, there are more rules than ever before. Some of the guidelines are from the camp and some of the requirements are personal preferences. For example, I wanted a bag this year that I could wipe down […]

Here is the Best Tick Repellent for Kids Without Deet

When you are looking for tick repellent products, you want to make sure your getting the safest tick repellant for kids. Often that means getting tick repellent for kids without Deet. Natural Tick Repellent Deet has been shown to be toxic in certain concentrations and for certain people. So many just avoid this chemical-based tick […]

Unique But Easy Teacher Gift Ideas

It’s time for unique but easy teacher gift ideas! With the end of the year looming, it is time to say thanks to various people – most notably teachers. However, don’t forget to say thanks to coaches, dance teachers, tutors, bus drivers, school administration, and the PTO president too. I’m always looking for unique, yet […]

How to Host a Kentucky Derby Party

Most folks don’t think of having a Kentucky Derby Party. However, it is a fun theme that also kicks off spring! It is also unique enough that you probably won’t have to compete with another event. The Kentucky Derby is always held on the first Saturday in May. So here is how to celebrate the […]

Back to Nature: Educational Butterfly Kits

Kids can observe the butterfly life cycle up close with a LIVE Butterfly Kit. Insect Lore One popular one is from Insect Lore. As soon as the kit arrives, it comes with five, live baby caterpillars. Retail price is $27.99 and includes the caterpillars. You can also gift a kit without the butterflies (The Insect […]

Outfit Ideas for the Fourth of July

From your own closet! With July 4th a few days away, it always is fun to be festive for the fourth. However, there is no need to go shopping! You probably already have key pieces in your closet to make a series of fabulous outfit ideas for the fourth of July! 14 Wardrobe Pieces for […]

Summer Gift Guide: Cool Summer Gift Ideas for Kids

It is officially the start of summer! It can be a great time for trips to the beach, ice cream stops, excursions to the local pool, noshing at backyard BBQs and, most of all, amazing memories. Make those memories more fun with these Summer Gift Ideas for Kids! Whether your are looking for outdoor toys, […]

Top Ten Travel Toys

Traveling with kids this summer! We have all heard the dreaded “are we there yet” and with a few simple toys, we can avoid most of this. Think games, small toys, easy to carry (and stow) activities or playsets. Each pick here also was selected because it works in the car, the restaurant along the […]

8 Tips On How to Not Get Bitten By Mosquitoes

With the weather rapidly going from winter to summer here in the northeast, the mosquitoes will soon be showing up with a lot more than just their tiny bodies. With the Zika virus hitting the world hard, the rise in tick based diseases, and with the growing reports of the e-virus, the battle against these […]

The Best Summer Salad

It is hard to find ways to make meals from scratch. And that is on a good day. Add the craziness of summer (late night baseball practices, camp schedules, vacations) and it is pretty much frozen meals for us. Yet, I stumbled across a recipe from Whole Foods that took in account the veggies of […]

What to Have in a Beach Bag

Are you still pinching yourself that summer is ACTUALLY here? After the winter here in the Northeast, I feared I would never see a blade of grass again, let alone see sand at a beach! Yet, it is here and the warm weather is very welcome in our house. So we are already planning for […]

How to Make Snow Cone Syrup

Making snow cones is easy and fun! Plus, it is a much healthier treat than ice cream for those times you need to watch the calories. But mainly, it is just fun! Now that summer is here, let’s make some snow cones! Here is how you can make your own homemade snow cone syrup! To […]

Five Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car

At this point in the year, I look at my car in disgust. Between the typical signs of kid occupation with the crushed goldfish, sticky seats from spilt juice and the fuzzy ball of you-are-not-sure-what-that-was, the car can look like a frat party in a matter of days. Then add the post-snow-apolyse of salt, mud […]

National Bubble Week

Despite what the thermometer says, spring (and summer) is just around the corner. One of our favorite family warm weather past times is to blow (and chase) bubbles around the yard! This week is National Bubble Week. It started in 2000 as a way to celebrate spring. Because bubbles are such an iconic, fun outside […]

Homemade Bubble Solution

If you are looking to make your own Homemade Bubble Solution, your own Homemade Bubble Solution without glycerin, Homemade Bubble Solution with Corn Syrup and even your own Homemade Bubble Wands to make bubbles of all sizes, including GIANT Bubbles, keep reading! Homemade Bubble Solution 1 cup water 2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 […]