The one-pile cleaning method for kids

Despite  carrying both Sean and my genes, sometimes our girls simply don’t see the mess around them. It’s a scenario that all parents are familiar with: you ask the kids to clean their room, and then when you’re ready to check it, they insist it is clean even though there are approximately 381 things that […]

The Safe, Affordable Cell Phone Option for Kids

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kajeet for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Our oldest will soon be 10, and she already has friends with iPods and phones of their own. While we’re holding out for as long as we can, I have a feeling we’ll be dealing with […]

Make Your Own Washable Paint from Chalk {A Guest Post from My 8 Year Old}

My 6- and 8-year-old daughters began experimenting with making their own chalk paint yesterday using little stubs of chalk that were too hard to color with. My husband “suggested” that I might want to have them move the experiment outside next time, but they had a ton of fun making paint — more fun than […]

Family Entertainment on an All-in-One Computer

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I am planning to use the Dell XPS 18 as a work computer in place of my laptop. However, we’ve also discovered that it makes a fantastic family computer: the 18″ touch screen offers the interactivity of tablets and smartphones but at a scale that makes it perfect […]