Craft books abound. Finding one full of kids’ projects is easy… the real challenge is finding one that’s good. Those diamonds among the dross. You know such gems craft book when you find them. They’re the ones that makes you pour over the pages, brimming with projects you can’t wait to try, and even… Read More Craft Books for Kids: 2 Reads I Couldn’t Do Without
Crafty is trendy now… not that I’m complaining. Suddenly it’s slightly less weird for me knit in public or to keep cupboards overflowing with pompoms and popsicle sticks-at least I like to pretend it is. When I spend hours crafting a project (like a hand stitched dainty Cinderella mouse) the queries to my sanity are… Read More Crafty Powers: Not Just for Kids
Goodbye alarm clock, Hello sleeping in. Goodbye packed lunch, Hello ice cream on my chin. Goodbye homework, Hello park. Goodbye math class, Hello stay up ’till dark. Goodbye sweaters, Hello sun. Goodbye school… Hello fun!
How do we inspire art? Now that we’ve established how to get art going at home (for the kids and yourself) where do you begin? Coming up with ideas for this one is not an area where I shine. I can fetch paper and crayons, but not much more than that. I… Read More Inspire Art: Books of the Week
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso Art is meant to be joyful thing. Too often though it’s reserved for children and the professionals. While almost any child I know will happily play (for hours on end) with paper and crayons, what happens to… Read More Making Art Happen: 6 Secrets of Success
Giggling through The grass he goes, Savouring his Fresh bare toes. Sunshine has Replace the frost, Hence why both shoes Have been tossed. As ever, a special thanks to my illustrator, Eva.
Summer survival with the kids is a serious business people! We’re out to enjoy summer vacation, not go crazy. Let’s make some memories, get unplugged, enjoy time with our families… all while keeping the house somewhat clean. No, this is not the impossible dream of a raving book lunatic (that would be me), but… Read More Summer Survival, Part Two
Every single kid I know: Brie, Caleb, Leighlyn, Ruth… Each person in my class- All of them have lost a tooth! No pillow treats, or dollars, dimes- I simply don’t fit in, For I’m the only kid who’s stuck Without my jack-o-lantern grin.
Nothing like summertime to curl up with a good book and let the hours fly by. Especially if you have a hammock. That’s how I spent most of my childhood summer days. Perhaps that’s why my Mum (with five other children) always insisted we had a hammock. Probably explains our frequent trips to the library too.… Read More 10 Ultimate Summer Books: the Hammock List (for Kids)
Ahh, summer! The season to savour sand between your toes, slurp ice cream cones and play in the garden… if only I don’t go insane. Too often my summer days have been spent cleaning up messes and serving as the media police. As a SAHM I’m always at work, and from July to September this is… Read More Summer Survival, Part One