Bring your picnic basket and kids here…

Charleston, South Carolina – There are many beaches to choose from in the Charleston area. And the more you visit or the longer you live there, you find that there is something special about each one. Surfing at Folly Beach, bike paths and wide beaches at Kiawah, etc., etc. But there is only one spot … Continue reading

Picasso IS for Preschoolers!

I’ll admit it! About half way to the Cleveland Museum of Art, I wondered if I should turn the car around and abort the adventure. With a one-year-old and three-year-old, wasn’t I asking for a day of repeating the following: ‘Be quiet!’ ‘Don’t touch!’ ‘Please don’t put your mouth on the sculpture!’ “Do I have … Continue reading

However you can make it happen, GET HERE!

Pittsburgh, PA – We are on the road! As we spend some much needed Q.T. with our family in Ohio… our road trip isn’t a break from our regular adventures, rather an instigator for all sorts of new trouble! And so we find ourselves somewhere incredible: The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. … Continue reading

A Holiday Miracle Within Your Grasp!

Having noticed how much my soon-to-be 3-year-old enjoyed helping his daddy fix things around the house, I thought, “Wow, I should get C a tool bench for his birthday.” Soon, I settled on the perfect one made in France… completely of wood. Surely that’s better than adding another cheap plastic import to our toy collection. … Continue reading

DIY Jurassic Park

Want to make your very own Jurassic Park? Less frightening and much smaller than the actual Jurassic Park, this miniature dinosaur habitat is still capable of captivating your munchkins’ attention for DAYS. This could also be a great centerpiece for a birthday party and would also make a cherished gift at the holidays. I’ll walk … Continue reading

Groundhog Day!

Today, we are taking our art supplies and meeting under the trees. Our mission is to create a mural worthy of the animal friends that roam our backyard. Call it installation art, call it crazy, but once you read about who (or what) is taking note of this incredible art, you will be RUNNING to … Continue reading

Feather Hunt: Easy After School Fun!

Today we are heading outside for a nature walk! But not just any nature walk. We have an artist-in-residence today (a.k.a G.G. or grandpa!) and G.G. has a special way of making the normal VERY interesting. Unbeknownst¬†to my 3-year-old, G.G. has a fantastic collection of bird feathers and he has littered the backyard with them. … Continue reading

Now What?!

It’s hard to believe that summer is over! As usual, sending kids back-to-school produces a strange soup of feelings. You have the happy with the sad. Relief with the melancholy. Then there’s the happy-to-see-them-off paired with a flip floppy heart at pick up time because you’ve missed them so. The only other time I’ve had … Continue reading

Back-to-School Books to Fall in Love With

Back to school time can be so complicated, can’t it? The schedule, the supplies, the relief, the separation anxiety for munchkin (and Mama). Part of how we are getting ready is by reading a lot about school. And there are some great books to spark the imagination and comfort little hearts (and big ones!) As … Continue reading

‘R’ is for Rocket!

And ‘C’ is for croup! Baby Q and I had a midnight to 3AM mommy-baby date at the ER this weekend. One massive dose of steroids later, he was breathing like a champ. It was my first trip to ER as mom and Q’s first trip at all. As a bonus, he witnessed his first … Continue reading

Jetpack Super Power

Sometimes in life you just need a little extra umph. So, today, we are making a jet pack… or personal rocket engine, if you prefer. It’s fun and keeps my monkey’s interest in Space study alive and well. It also makes small bikes move at turbo speeds. Or so it seems. I found the idea … Continue reading