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Halloween Candy Catchers

Halloween Candy Catcher: pumpkin front, bat, sorcerer hat.

Halloween Candy Catchers: a craft to kill time before trick-or-treating, and to limit candy-gorging when your kids are done collecting.
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Management works: children are human resources, too.

Management works: children are human resources, too.

Children, like ourselves, respond to the same kinds of motivation we ourselves do – and, whether or not you’re currently in the workforce, chances are very good you HAVE been. ... If you try taking a management-style approach to children’s behavior, you’ll find yourself concentrating on the behavior, and not the child.
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Celebrate: American Fourth of July

Celebrate: American Fourth of July

While we prepare barbecues, ready our flags, and make red, white and blue cakes, the American Fourth of July is a great teachable moment for parents to let our children know how many other nations also celebrate an Independence Day.
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Make your own silly putty

Make your own silly putty

THIS recipe, however, is MUCH easier on the carpet - and the furniture, and the bedding ... and best of all, is something you can do with your kids.
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Make your own milk paint.

Make your own milk paint.

This recipe isn't exactly meant to be served as an appetizer, but if your child DOES decide to taste it, at least you won't have to call poison control.
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All-natural DIY face paint

All-natural DIY face paint

If you're in need of face paint for an event, but you're worried, and who isn't these days, about hypo-allergenic issues with children's super-sensitive skin, here's a recipe you can make yourself.
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When the student becomes the teacher.

When the student becomes the teacher.

Mom: can we just have a do-over?
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Seven Not-So-Scary Creative Costumes

Seven Not-So-Scary Creative Costumes

.. That require little crafting, talent, skills, or time (but make you LOOK like you have all of the above.)
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Easter Favorites

bunny family

I could say it was the challenge of making certain the Easter Bunny fills the basket he delivers with the right balance of goodies that please the palate, and goodies that please the creative side of the children: like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, art supplies, and other delights that do NOT delight dentists.
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Where no mom has (boldly) gone before…

Below is a list of at least ten things my kids would miss about me, were I to take that Great Vacation in the Sky, where no mom has (boldly) gone before.
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