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Do You Like to Play with Your Kids?

April 1, 2013 in All Posts, Parenting, Play

I just read a really interesting article in Redbook Magazine – yes, I realize how old that makes me sound, but I find it even more aging to pretend I’m not an almost 40-year old mom – about a mom who confesses that she hates playing with her kids and has mommy guilt about not being […]

Rainbow Inspired Recipes, Crafts & Activities for Kids

March 17, 2013 in All Posts, Colors, Kindergarten Art, Play, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Math, Preschool Science, Toddler Art

Today I’m over the moon to be sharing another fabulous batch of the best rainbow-inspired recipes, crafts, and activities that you and your kids can eat, make, and play! Last year, we had 100+ ideas linked up featuring posts on ways to learn about, explore, play with, and eat rainbows – can you believe it? I’m still going […]

5 Tips For Getting Kids To Clean Up

February 6, 2013 in All Posts, Play, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

It’s a New Year, it’s supposed to be a new me, but the same old I-don’t-want-to-clean-Chrissy is still here. Luckily, there’s still time to teach my kids good housekeeping habits so they don’t risk growing up to be slobs! Here’s how I get my kids to clean up after themselves – even after the super […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: U through Z

January 11, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play, Preschool

Well, here we are on the final day of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series with tips from U through Z today. Thank you thank you for reading along and hanging in every day with a post on the same topic. We’ll be back to regular posting after today! In case you […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: P through T

January 10, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

We’re getting ready to wind down the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series with tips from P through T today. I think you know the drill.  Here’s a little recap of the week so far: Monday we shared 20+ ABC Guides to Mom Tips & Tricks, Tuesday we linked to 10+  A through Z guides […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: K through O

January 9, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

Are you ready for Day 3 of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series? I promise that regular blog posts will be coming after this series is finished, but I hope that you are enjoying the tips I’m sharing this week and getting some great ideas and inspiration from the dozens of ABC […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: F through J

January 8, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play, Preschool

Welcome to Day Two of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child! At the end of this post I’m also sharing 11 other bloggers’ A through Z guides in the ABC’s of School Activities category.  If you didn’t already: don’t forget to check out the 20+ ABC Guides to Mom Tips & Tricks […]

The ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child: A through E

January 7, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

If you could teach your child only one thing, what would it be? What about the top five things?  I made a list of Ten Things I Will Teach My Daughter a little while ago, but really what I want for either of the kids is much more simple. Kindness is a given and easy for […]

Creative Christmas Countdown: 24 Children’s Activity + Craft Ideas

December 3, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Christmas, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

It’s time – once again – for one of my favorite projects: the Creative Christmas Countdown! Alissa from Creative with Kids spearheaded last year’s inaugural virtual crafty advent calendar for kids (check out all 24 ideas again for more inspiration).  And she’s back this year with Maggy of Red Ted Art showcasing 24 more awesome crafts and […]

Leftover Halloween Candy Activities

October 29, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Preschool Math, Toddler Activities, Toddler Math

Wondering what to do with all of that deadly sinful Halloween candy? Don’t let your leftover Halloween candy go to waste … or to your or your kids’ waists! Instead, hone your little goblins’ MEMORY skills in this fun Find The Candy Under The Cup Game! Join us over at Kids Activities Blog to see […]