Category: Parenting

5 cool things for kids to do on hot days

It’s hot out there — maybe a little too hot for outdoor adventures with little ones. When it’s sweltering, how do you keep young kids active and avoid going stir crazy? The internet is full craft ideas and games to keep kids busy without ever leaving home. If you do feel like venturing into the sun, Slide […]

Birthday Cake Inspiration

My son turned 10 a few days ago. One of the things I love to do for my children is make them special birthday cakes. That’s probably because I grew up pouring over the Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book.  Now there’s Pinterest!!!  So many fantastic ideas!  This year, my son requested a cake in the […]

What’s in a name?

My son’s senior thesis exhibition a few weeks ago marked a milestone for me that I only just noticed. I had the pleasure of meeting one of his three thesis advisers, Ryan, who met with my son weekly to delve into the dark abyss from where creativity springs forth. When my son introduced his adviser […]

When can kids cook?

In today’s hubbub busy world it’s easy to throw together a meal or get take out and forget to invite the kiddos to join us in the kitchen. But try this: Think back to when you were a kid. What do you remember making? Was it cookies with a grandparent? How about pancakes on a […]