What did you learn in school today?

At dinner tables across the country, parents are asking children what they learned in school every day. Those questions are filled with answers such as “I don’t remember”, “I don’t know” and the always popular “nothing”. Even though parents know that this is not possible, they don’t know where to turn for the answers. Yes, they can do directly to the source and ask the teachers but it is also important for parents to take ownership over their son or daughter’s learning.

Dessert Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Peaches & Cream Crepes

Juicy, nectar-sweet peaches are one of the joys of summertime eating. In this southern-inspired dish, they are tucked into crunchy cornmeal crepes and then warmed in the oven until piping hot, to create a breakfast to linger over. A dollop of buttery mascarpone and a dusting of sugar provide the perfect finishing touches.


Tech Talk: Gelaskins and a giveaway!

Welcome to Jess T.’s Tech Tuesday, where all your geek are belong to us!

As much as I love gadgets, once the initial “OMG WOOOO” wears off, they start to look a little dull. Now don’t get me wrong, I still love my Android phone, my Wii, my laptop and my Nintendo 3DS but they all just look so… blah. When I feel less than fancy, I go shopping for something bright and colorful to wear – so who says your gadgets can’t do the same thing?


DIY Crafts: Cork Mousepad

Welcome to our DIY Crafts series! DIY Crafts is focused on crafts that we have done, crafts that we will do and crafts that others have done that I feel deserve the “Craft Spotlight“. I invite you to check back often as I share these projects with you. You can view all of the DIY Crafts by visiting our DIY and Arts & Crafts section.


Indestructibles – The Baby-Proof Books

My kids DESTROYED books. Ripping, tossing, chewing and tearing – books were “well loved” at our house. Now that they are old enough to be a bit more respectful to literature, I’ve discovered Indestructibles – “built for the way babies read.” While its too late for me to put these to good use, its not too late for you!

Arts & Crafts DIY Everyday

Celery Leaves Experiment

Welcome to the first of many Project Corner posts! I hope to share projects that you can do at home with your kids. From tots to teens, I’ll try to find things to do that are fun for the whole family, and are sometimes educational! Today’s post is a fun experiment that’s easy, has great results and you probably have everything you need on hand.

Baby Everyday Kids Products Reviews Shopping

Tommee Tippee Truly Spill Proof Cups

The sippy cup. The bane of my existence as a mother. I know you guys feel me on this one. My carpet is sprinkled with little spots of milk, water, whatever – that manages to leak from random sippy cups all over the place. It drives me mad. My daughter, bless her tiny adorable heart, likes to fling her sippy around without a care in the world. I can’t stop her from doing it, I’ve tried. She wants to be a big kid and do it herself, and I really don’t feel like running around behind her offering a drink every five minutes. I want to just give her the cup, and let her drink when she wants AND I want a spot free carpet. Is that too much to ask?

Accessories Everyday Kids Reviews Shopping

California Innovations: Kids H20 Lunch Pack

Believe it or not we had a hard time trying to find a lunchbox that was just right for our son. Who knew shopping for one would be so hard. I assumed we would head to the store and just grab one but most of the ones we saw were either too small to fit any food into them or too bulky. We just needed a lunchbox that would do what a lunchbox is supposed to do, hold lunches and keep them cool. California Innovations does just that. We love the the Kids H20 Lunch Pack.