Category Archives: Quirky Family

Run the Rainbow, Eat the Rainbow with ChopChop and New Balance

Run the Rainbow, Eat the Rainbow with ChopChop and New Balance

My LadyBug, much like many kids her age, is a picky eater. We encourage our kids to try new foods, but what she likes one day, she dislikes the next. It can be a battle to just get her to eat something, never mind to make sure it’s a balanced, healthy choice. ChopChop magazine and… [more]

All About the Flu with Me and the CDC!

No one likes catching the flu. I can knock you out for days or even weeks and take your family down with you. In addition to feeling crummy, kids lose school and parents miss work. For our family, we are even more concerned. Several of us have asthma, but my son’s is triggered by other… [more]

In the Land of No Boredom

In the Land of No Boredom

As I got ready to get my kids from the bus stop today, I started to think of what we might do this afternoon. With nothing planned, I figured we’d do something fun. We have some games we haven’t played yet, a couple of science kits, some engineering activities, a few unopened LEGO sets, and… [more]

The Girl with the Curl–Good Kids with Challenging Behaviors

The Girl with the Curl–Good Kids with Challenging Behaviors

Some posts are harder to write because they bring up a lot of emotion. Some are harder because you know they will be read by the people in your life who may judge you or react poorly. I guess this one is both. When you become a parent, you hear all kinds of advice and… [more]

Summer Vacation Journals

Summer Vacation Journals

Journals are a great way to capture memories for kids from summer camp, family vacations and other special experiences. Plus, they help with writing skills and creative expression. [more]

iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Challenge

iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Challenge

I’ve always loved to read and my kids love when I read to them. Bug is starting to read independently and LadyBug will start learning in earnest when she starts Kindergarten this fall. So far, we are lucky that our kids love reading. But not every family is as lucky and even if you are,… [more]

Happy 5th Birthday, LadyBug!

Happy 5th Birthday, LadyBug!

This little girl is full of personality, can’t you tell? Look at the sparkle in her eyes! She’s funny, and can be incredibly generous and sweet. And although I think she struggles sometimes to keep it all together, she can be sheer delight. When she joined us 5 years ago, it was on her own… [more]