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Birthday Cake - Birthdays During Quarantine
My daughter turned 12 last week. Being in quarantine definitely changed our plans… but we still had a blast. It required some advance planning due to the fact that most stores in our area are still closed, but there are plenty of ways to celebrate a birthday while in quarantine! Movie Card This is our Continue Reading →
51 Things To Do When You’re Bored
“Mom, what should I do NOW?” is a phrase that is all too common in my house the minute that school (or any other activity) is done.  With the end of the school year fast approaching, and 16 weeks of “free time” on the horizon, my ability to answer this question is met with equal Continue Reading →
Standing Up to Racism: A Sesame Street Town Hall
These are challenging times, but our friends at Sesame Street are here to help. The show is partnering with CNN to host a town hall called “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism,” which will air on CNN this Saturday, June 6, at 10amET.  You can watch the town hall on Saturday morning on CNN, CNN Continue Reading →
My children have asked so many questions about what’s happening across the United States. We’ve discussed the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and the racism endured by Christian Cooper in New York City. These conversations are difficult, but they’re important. I don’t pretend to have all Continue Reading →

The Bouncy Egg

 Have you heard of the bouncy egg experiment? It’s all the rage in my third grader’s class. It’s hard to believe that #bouncyegg isn’t trending yet, but if you aren’t familiar with the experiment, it helps you turn a regular (raw) egg into, well, a bouncy egg. The result: an egg that feels rubbery Continue Reading →
JK Rowling Ickabog
Attention, J.K. Rowling fans: she just announced her latest project, and it’s awesome for the whole family! Her new book, The Ickabog, will be published for free online in daily installments over the next seven weeks. (Important to note: The Ickabog isn’t about Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. It’s an entirely different story.)  Continue Reading →
Are your kids into STEM? We love everything about science and space. Today, our inner geeks are out and we are BEYOND excited!  Today, at 4:33 p.m. EDT, NASA will launch two American astronauts into orbit. This is the first crewed launch from American soil since 2011!  My kids have never seen a live launch, Continue Reading →
Like many families across the country, we recently learned that our beloved sleepaway camp would not be opening this summer. Even though we had been preparing our kids for this, the announcement was still devastating. Admittedly, there was still some hope that some “camp magic” could make a much-deserved summer still happen. Now, we are Continue Reading →