There are any number of children's books that are written with the parents who are doing the actual reading in mind. Clever turns of phrase and subtle pop-culture references make the fortieth time through just a bit more bearable. Throw in a dash of dialogue straight from an old-time suspense-laden radio serial and a bumbling yet loveable hero/villain as the main protagonist, and you have got yourself a winner.
My day job is the only one I've ever had in which the employees never socialize outside of work— it's also the only one I've ever had in which all of the employees' families live locally. Coincidence? I can't help but wonder: do all of the family recitals, parties, graduations, brunches, and favors take up so much time that there's little-to-none left over for a non-family social life?
Is there anything more magically pagan-feeling than running around on one of the first days of spring, searching for treasures amongst the just-warm soil, fresh green grass, and newly-budding trees? These 9 fresh twists on an old tradition just might make the day even more magical and memorable...
I'm not Irish, but I grew up blocks from Chicago's massive South Side Irish Parade and I'm currently living with two descendants of the Emerald Isle— I've baked a lot of Irish soda bread is what I'm saying. Here are 20 piñatas, planters, and projects for the luckiest possible St. Patrick's Day.
Welcome to Adrienne's stylish digs. This young lady inhabits what is rightly described as "black, white and chic all over" by the design team Sissy+Marley. Fresh off the launch of their new line of wallpaper, the designers used their DROPS paper as the starting point for the room's bold monochromatic palette.
Last week, my daughter and I were reading some winter-centric books. She pointed out that all of the them had 'lots and lots of snow' and wondered why we hadn't had any 'real' snow yet. It's amazing how much can change in a week. While this major storm blankets the Northeast I plan to settle in with the kids, read some books and map out our next adventure. Over and Under the Snow might as well be a blueprint for how to spend a perfect snowy day outside.
Winter can make everyday kid stuff even more time consuming and unorganized. Teachers accustomed to wrangling a room full of kids have honed their classroom habits and routines, and borrowing some of their best ideas can streamline arrivals and departures while keeping clutter and dirt at bay.