Spring your family into climate action this year by reading together one or more of these seven picture books. Some include tangible actions you can take as individuals, and others are a nod to our beautiful Mother Earth and the impact populations can have on healing her.
Taking kids to Disney should be a magical experience, right? From meeting Mickey to flying on Dumbo, memory-making abounds. But LOTS of planning and strategizing goes into all that magic, and LOTS of parenting challenges present themselves inside the park gates. Today Sarah chats with Katie Gouldner from The Mom Hour team about the weeklong Disney trip she’s planning for later this spring. From rope-drop strategies to how to land the best dining reservations–it’s a lot! Katie then looks to Sarah for her best Disney parenting tips and advice for navigating long days at the parks with littles.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much fun egg-dyeing became when my youngest was about six. In the little years we stuck with the most basic dye kits (I learned to hide the stickers and the little cardboard display rings and the cellophane shrink wraps and anything else that was bound to cause bickering or overwhelm), but in recent years we’ve started to branch out into specialty egg dyeing kits and new techniques. Here are a few we’ve enjoyed – and a couple I’ve got my eye on!
Bowling. Bonfires. The mall (no, really.) And board games (maybe?). What’s fun for our families right now looks quite different than it did years ago, so today Meagan and Sarah revisit an oft-discussed hot topic on The Mom Hour: family “fun.” We share several ideas for ACTUALLY FUN family activities that work for our current seasons, as well as some gripes about things that feel like they should be fun but aren’t.
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!
You may think that you don’t have the skills, experience or time to fill the role. I completely understand. However, if Ted Lasso has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t need to be an expert – you just need to have heart.