Teach Your Kids Survival Skills – 5 Fun “Let’s Pretend” Games

Teach Your Kids Survival Skills – 5 Fun “Let’s Pretend” Games. My Zoe- who’s 8- and my teenager Zachie love to go camping. They love the mountains, the beach, they’re both strong swimmers, so I kind of slacked off on survival skills. What happens if they get lost? What if we end up displaced because […]

Bacon-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Bacon-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Recipe. This is the veggie dish that even your kids will eat. First: did you know it’s spelled “Brussels?” I have misspelling this vegetable forever! Also, these brussels sprouts are freaking delicious. This is a tasty side dish for Easter dinner. (BTW: Cooking with Todd and the Toddler has an epic step-by-step […]

The Most Sugary Dessert In North America

The Most Sugary Dessert In North America. A regular Twinkie? Oh, please. We’re on the hunt for the most outrageous, over-the-top, sweetest dessert EVER. Something so sweet that the fillings in your teeth will ache for a month. And so delicious that the suffering will be WORTH IT.   Ready for more sweets? Try our […]

April Fools!  5 Awesome Kid Pranks

April Fools!  5 Awesome Kid Pranks There’s nothing dorkier–or more adorable–than the stifled giggles of a kid who thinks he’s totally pulled one over on you.  I think we forget sometimes how much kids love to prank us just as much as we love to spring an April Fool’s surprise on them. In their honor, here […]

Bunny Butt Cookies

Bunny Butt Cookies. Now that we’re edging toward Easter, my thoughts turn to Peeps and anything with pink frosting and coconut. So today… we’re tackling the Pinterest-perfect Bunny Butt Cookies. My 8-year-old is totally ready to bake- especially since she can say the word “butt” over and over again with a scolding. Will they be […]

Keep Your Kids Away From These Scary New Apps

Keep Your Kids Away From These Scary New Apps. Technology is our friend, right up to the point where it isn’t. Any parent who’s found something new and sneaky in their kid’s browsing history knows what I’m talking about. And the alarming new trend in social media are apps that allow the user to hide […]

Teaching Kids To Love Reading

Teaching Kids To Love Reading. One of our family’s New Year’s Resolutions was reading. I was the kid who got in trouble for hiding under my blanket with a flashlight and reading until a ridiculous hour. So I was shocked when our kiddos did not take to reading as enthusiastically as I did. But here’s […]