I studied and worked in the sciences for over a decade, but also consider myself a writer and artist so I was thrilled when I discovered several nonfiction children’s book series that marry art and science together in a beautiful way. These are the books I wish I had when I was growing up: stunning images, thoughtfully designed, interesting and awe-inspiring— just like nature.
Fun & Practical Easter Basket Ideas Your Kids Will Love
With some intentionality, Easter baskets are great way to refresh your kid’s playthings and activities while also filling in those practical items they’ll need for spring and summer. I find that sticking to a few specific themes or categories when putting together Easter baskets for kids helps to simplify shopping and keep things affordable. Here are three themed Easter basket ideas with gift suggestions for each!
Encourage Independence In Preschoolers With A “Quiet Time” Routine
There’s something glorious that happens every day in the early afternoon: I work on writing in my room with a cup of tea while my daughter, immersed in her imagination, works on a self-directed craft project building her stuffed owl a swing from construction paper: this is the magic of quiet time.
13 Advent Calendar Ideas For 2022: Celebrating The Christmas Countdown With Kids
In my family, we celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus; while the significance and focus of Advent have remained the same for us, the way we’ve used Advent calendars and celebrated this season has varied. Some years we had time for daily holiday crafts and baking, while other seasons of life we kept it simple with a five-minute Bible reading and hanging up a premade ornament each night. If you are celebrating Advent this year, I want to encourage you that Advent traditions with kids doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming to be fun and meaningful. Here are 13 Advent calendar ideas that you can enjoy with your kids this Christmas season.
Hometown Travel Guide: Los Angeles With Kids
I moved to Los Angeles a few days after my eighteenth birthday eager to explore this star-studded city where everything felt new and exciting. More than 15 years later, I’ve settled into L.A. as a local but still feel like a tourist at times (in a good way!)— there’s always something new to discover in the City of Angels!
Family Travel Gear Guide: Things that Make Trips With Little Ones Easier
For being so little, babies and toddlers sure need a lot of stuff! The sheer amount of things I needed to pack when we first started traveling with a little one felt so overwhelming; but over time, I’ve learned that instead of trying to bring all the things, simply having a few of the right things can really make a big difference. In this product guide, I’ve got you covered with family travel gear recommendations to help make your time away from home easier.