Posts tagged "winter"

Fight boredom: Craft projects to do with kids over winter break

Fight boredom: Craft projects to do with kids over winter break
“And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.”  Johnny Mathis knew what he was singing about in “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” as kids  home from school start declaring, “I’m bored!” In the aftermath that follows unwrapping the presents and avoiding writing thank you notes, the kids turn... Read more »

Fight boredom: Keep kids busy over winter break by throwing a party

Fight boredom: Keep kids busy over winter break by throwing a party
“And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.”  Johnny Mathis knew what he was singing about in “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” as kids  home from school start declaring, “I’m bored!” In the aftermath that follows unwrapping the presents and avoiding writing thank you notes, the kids turn... Read more »

More cheap holiday gift ideas for kids and tweens

Putting this together is half the fun. Once assembled, it uses three infrared emitting diodes as its "eye" to escape any maze. One heads up, though, is that soldering is required.  There are similar robots that do not require soldering if you'd rather avoid that, like the cheaper Elenco Wake Me Robot. The Elenco escape robot kit can be yours for $33.99.
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, time to get your tween a gift besides a hat. If you have gotten any, you’ve got work to do, the idea in here are many, so please scroll through! Forgive the rewritten lyrics, but requests keep coming in for tween gift ideas. These suggested presents all... Read more »
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Summer camp registration should not be on my holiday To Do list

Summer camp registration should not be on my holiday To Do list
Yesterday I bought some gifts online, I hung some holiday lights, I purchased tinsel and then I completely freaked out because I do not not have any idea of what I’m doing with my daughter for the summer.  Nope, I didn’t see that coming, either, but it was the result of reading a Chicago Tribune... Read more »

It is too early for Christmas music on the radio - give me Veterans Day music

When I hopped in the car to fetch my tween from school this afternoon, my ears were assaulted by the sounds of Christmas music blaring from the radio. “Sleigh bells ring. Are you listenin’?” No!  No, I am not listening. I am turning the station. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday season.  I’ve... Read more »