20+ Books for Kids Who Like Percy Jackson

My son loved the Percy Jackson series. I’ll admit, it’s not my favorite series in the world, but I’ll give it this: it’s fast paced, adventure-laden and Rick Riordan’s writing style has serious kid appeal. I’m not complaining ....more

Pong Hau K’i : DIY Board Game from China

If you have been following me throughout the years, you know we love a good game. DIY games are often just as satisfying as store bought and with the benefit that they can often be played on the go. Today I have a new game post over at Multicultural Kids Blog...more

12 Children’s Books about Refugees (Picture Books)

If you aren’t sure how to talk to your kids about the current refugee crisis, start with a book....more

Game of the Month: DIY Gamer Kit

I’m doing something slightly different this month for our featured game. Technology Will Save Us, a London-based company that specializes in diy kits for kids that combine engineering, technology and fun sent me their DIY Gamer Kit. (Note:...more

22 Alternative Book Series to Junie B. Jones

Oh, Junie B. Jones (don’t forget the “B”!). Do you love her because your child enjoys reading, or do you hate her for her annoying behavior and horrid grammar? ...more

Experimenting with Electric Play Dough (AKA Squishy Circuits)

I’ve always wanted to do a squishy circuit experiment with my kids, but you know me. While we love science experiments around here, I find it challenging to collect all the requisite parts for a project...more

Tandem Drawing Activity (Encouragement for Reluctant Artists)

One of my more successful attempts at encouraging my youngest son to pick up a pen and draw has been tandem drawing in my art journal. You know those...more

19 Book Series: Alternatives to Magic Tree House

If you have a child just starting to read chapter books, you are no doubt familiar with the Magic Tree House series featuring a pair of time traveling siblings. But what do you read when you finish the 4,683 books in the series? Where will you find more books like Magic Tree House so your kids can keep reading, reading, reading? ...more

Subway Train Coloring Page

This month’s free coloring page is perfect for little train fans. New York City residents will recognize the iconic...more

My Son Hates Writing (And How I’m Changing That)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bic. The opinions and text are all mine. I have two kids ....more