Reviews Archive

3 Books for Kids Who Love to Make

My daughter’s school just opened up a tinkering studio, which is completely awesome and I want to live there. It’s great because the school is really dedicated to STEAM education so there are circuits

How to Entertain Kids on a Trip: On-the-Go Fun for Kids

This needs to start with the big disclaimer that I know the author of this book in an online friend sense. We used to be colleagues at About.com and she has gone on to

Tips for a More Creative Family Life from the Artful Parent

There are so many great crafty bloggers out there who share art and learning activities for kids, but one of my must reads is Jean Van’t Hul, blogger at the Artful Parent. Her site

Learning to Write with William Zinsser

In his book, On Writing Well, William Zinsser says all writers should read E.B. White’s The Elements of Style once a year. I feel the same way about his book, though admittedly I hadn’t

Stuffocation Urges Readers to Pick Experiences Over Stuff

I’ve been trying to get my stuff under control for a long time. My word for the year is simplify, and while it hasn’t been as easy to carve out the time for decluttering

Make Crazy Hair a Little Less Crazy with Knot Genie

I was given a free brush to review for this post, but all opinions are my own. I have a confession: I almost never brush my daughter’s hair. It’s a super curly, tangly mess

Books to Get Kids Interested in Saving the Planet

Today’s Natural Parenting and Earth Month Blog Hop subjects are all about teaching our children about the earth. Kids need to know the importance of protecting the environment and what they can do from