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I don’t know about you but summer can not come soon enough! This has been one of the coldest winters of my life! I am ready for sun, cold drinks, the beach and sending the kids to summer camp! So let’s start now planning for the summer. I love online programs that make my plans easier. I am excited to share Thrively with you. Thrively.com is for hands-on...

During the snow days this week we got out the sugar and had some fun! These Valentine’s Day Sweet Pretzel Sticks are perfect for making with the kids. They are super easy, fast and fun! I will warn you that it does it messy! If you are a mom like me, let them have their fun and sweep afterwards! Supplies:Wilton Melt Candy Bowls (one for each color) Colored sugar ( see my homemade colored sugar recipe) Pretzel sticks Wax Paper Step One: Melt your candy in a bowl according to the directions Step Two: Set out your pretzels,...

Need to keep an eye out for enemy invaders? This PVC periscope project is super simple and gives you a chance to show and explain to kids how mirrors work. An added plus – it will keep little explorers busy for hours/days/weeks to come as they search for spies and intruders. Learn while you build: Periscopes have been used for hundreds of years to observe things...

Maybe it’s because they have so many more meal options than we did growing up, or maybe they’re just being kids, but it seems like many children today have a very limited list of foods they’re willing to eat. Not only can this be frustrating for parents, it can be unhealthy for growing kids who need a variety of vitamins and minerals to grow. While parents know we’re supposed to get a certain amount of healthy foods into our kids every day, it can be hard for vegetables to compete with comfort food favorites like chicken nuggets...

Where are the ANGRY BIRD fans? Listen up! There are some new games you need to know about that will have your kids entertained for hours!Are you and your kids ready to play ANGRY BIRDS in a whole new way? Check these out! ANGRY BIRDS GO! from Rovio Entertainment is a new app coming to mobile platforms on December 11th that puts your favorite Bird and Pig characters in a madcap kart race to the finish, and Hasbro has a new toy line that captures all of the fun…and even adds to it! Hasbro’s ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS line not only...

This is so much fun! I have always wondered how to make popcorn and cranberry garland. Tonight we tried it. What a blast. It is so easy!   Supplies: Popped popcorn (air popped and cooled is best) Cranberries (NOT frozen!) Sewing needles Thread or fishing wireHow to make popcorn and cranberry garland:  Thread your needles. One for each person. Make the string short enough to work with. If you have younger kids make it just over a foot. Tie a knot at the end. If you are using cranberry or other items, decide if you want a...

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