In Defense of e-Books


This week, both the New York Times and Education Week published articles highlighting findings from a small-scale e-Reading study I conducted with colleagues. As the public starts to consider the findings for our research, I’d like to personally pose some food for thought: e-Books are Not Better or Worse, Just Different Instead of trying to compare e-Books […]

#TBT with Netflix #StreamTeam


Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming and a streaming device as part of my membership on the Netflix Stream Team.  All opinions expressed within this post are my own. It’s #TBT! Did you know I wore a unisuit in public for most of 1998-2001? A good look for me, right? As a member of my […]

2 New Transportation Books for Your Preschool-Aged Boy

Motor Dog

Disclosure: I was provided with books for the purpose of facilitating this review. All opinions voiced within this post are my own. My boys love all things with wheels: cars, trucks, motorcycles, quads, and tractor trailers, as well as other transportation like rockets, boats, and spaceships. As a result, our house is overflowing with books that […]

5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Overcome their Fear of the Dark

Dark Fear

Disclosure: I have received products for the purpose of review to facilitate this post. All opinions contained in this post are my own. My oldest son is petrified of the dark. Every night we go through the same song and dance: Buddy: Can you leave the light on? Me: Just for 5 minutes. Buddy: But I am […]

Smart-Fab: A Smart Choice for Party Planners

Popcorn Smart Fab

Disclosure: I was provided with sample rolls of Smart-Fab to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Remember a few weeks ago I shared ideas a tablescape for a Superhero party? Several readers asked about how I created the box that held the popcorn cones. Displaying cones of food is an easy, festive way […]

Art Party Activity Ideas

Art Party Ideas

We celebrated Little Guy’s 3rd birthday with 16 of his pint-sized friends and a lot of artsy fun this weekend. We set up the house with activity stations where the kids could participate in art projects that were developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. I am going to share some of the activities here – the pack […]

Art Party Food Table Ideas


The food table for our art table seemed to be a hit…judged only by the facts I had a lot of food on the table and it disappeared for the most part by the end of the party. To me, this is success. I made cookies in the shape of palettes by bending a jellybean […]