Plant a Poppy in Flanders Worldwide Poppy Field

Every Remembrance Day, I buy a poppy. The kids make poppy crafts at home and school. The poppy serves as a reminder of those who fought and died for the freedom we currently enjoy. […]

November 7th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Treats for Toys Family Time Helps Kids in Need

It’s that time of year again, the annual Treats for Toys campaign from Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. Combining the holiday tradition of baking and decorating treats with the benefit of charitable giving is a program I think all families can get behind. We enjoyed participating last year and this year Kellogg’s Rice Krispies makes it even easier for you to join in on the fun. […]

November 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

51 Remembrance Day Poppy Craft Ideas

Remembrance Day isn’t one of those big holidays that the kids get excited about but that doesn’t mean it’s not important and worth drawing attention to the day. Our visit to Pearl Harbor a few years ago brought a better understanding to my kids why remembering is important. I know I shared a few poppy crafts before but I felt this was a holiday worthy of a longer 51 Craft Ideas list. Plus I even share a two crafts we did at home. […]

November 4th, 2014|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sick Day Distractions on the Melissa & Doug Blog

Like it or not cold season is upon us, and little kids seem to be magnets for these bugs. My latest post on the Melissa & Doug blog talks about sick day distractions for the kids. […]

October 28th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

To Kill A Mockingbird at Young People’s Theatre

Not too long ago my social media feeds were filled with support, discussions and favourite books as part of Banned Books Week. It reminds us to think about the material we read and speak out about our ability to decide on appropriate works for ourselves, like, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, listed on Freedom to Read’s Challenged Works list.  […]

October 21st, 2014|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

7 Alternatives to Pumpkin Carving

For many families Halloween means a visit to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin (here are some tips that may help). Usually the pumpkin is destined to become a Jack-o-lantern but if you have little ones who aren’t ready to handle the carving yet want to be involved, try some of these pumpkin carving alternatives. […]

October 9th, 2014|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Journal Writing on the Melissa & Doug Blog

The start of the school year means busy schedules with homework and extra curricular activities filling the calendar spots. Getting the kids to reflect on their day is important too and a great opportunity to take to a journal. […]

September 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

51 Disney Craft Ideas

Have you ever noticed when you talk to someone about your last vacation you develop the desire to return to that destination? That’s they way I felt when Travel & Leisure invited us to participate as a panelist on their recent twitter travel chat focused on Disney travel.


July 9th, 2014|Tags: , , |0 Comments

51 Chalk Craft Ideas

From a game of hopscotch to creating a race track course, nothing beats a box of coloured chalk to occupy the kids during the nicer weather. Stir up some creativity with these 51 Chalk Craft ideas. […]

June 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Melissa & Doug June Post – Painting What You See With Kids

The warmer weather means summer is almost here. To avoid summer boredom Melissa & Doug have launched their 2014 Summer Fun Calendar again this year and I’m excited that EverythingMom is part of this year’s program. […]

June 13th, 2014|Tags: , , , |0 Comments