WhoDunnit? Parenting Mysteries


We recently developed an ant problem when our new neighbors moved in. Our pantries share a wall and we started getting ants coming in from their side…but that is a story for another time. The point of this is we had to remove everything from our pantry. Even though my kitchen and dining area are [Continue Reading]

Can Common Core Standards Save America?


Why is the United States falling behind other countries in education? It’s not because American children are less intelligent. In fact, ubiquitous digital devices in young hands means that our children can tap into the global brain, the Internet, any time they like. It’s not because of insufficient money allocated for education. In fact, according [Continue Reading]

Preparing Your Child for Standardized Tests


Standardized tests play a major role in public school systems across the United States. Although the practice is controversial, your child could conceivably take several standardized tests throughout the school year. Like it or not, standardized tests are here to stay, at least for the time being, and that means your child will need help [Continue Reading]

How To Afford A Last Minute Family Vacation

Heraklion at sunset

As parents, we want to provide the world for our children, but this is easier said than done. Hectic schedules, career demands, and life itself seem to get in the way of enjoying time with our families. When it comes to family time, there is no better way to make lasting memories than on family [Continue Reading]

Best Family Friendly Dogs

My dog Joe

Adding a special member to your family can be just what it needs! Choosing the right dog for you and your family is incredibly important. If the man of the house is gone pretty often you may want a dog that can protect your family while you are away. On the other hand, if you have [Continue Reading]

New Generation of Backyard Gaming

Planning activities for your children to nurture their imaginative skills in early years will play a role in their future development. Currently, the majority of children are exposed to passive form of learning. Imaginative learning is a more creative way for children to learn about the world. The new-generation of toys and games have made [Continue Reading]

Teach Your Kid To Jam

Learning how to play a musical instrument can be a valuable experience in your child’s life. Music also has many benefits for your child’s health, and studies continue to bear out the positive health effects on the population at large. Here are some of them: 1. Increases the capacity of the child’s memory A study [Continue Reading]