Make your own adorable monster army

Make your own adorable monster army

We’re installing a hook-and-eye on my daughter’s closet today because she’s desperately convinced that the Gremlins live in there and come out to mess up her room each night. I don’t buy it. But here’s a book of monsters that I’m...
A chore chart that doesn’t look like a chore.

A chore chart that doesn’t look like a chore.

The chore chart that has worked the best for my family so far been a (not-so-pretty) laminated list with my kids’ pictures that I made myself. But even then, I can’t really add or change jobs unless I make a whole new chart, which made them obsolete a few...
High-tech meets fabulously crafty

High-tech meets fabulously crafty

It’s very possible that some of you may score some new technology for the holidays. And of course we know that it’s the gift that keeps on taking–that dandy new iPhone 4 will require a spare power cord, decent ear buds, some fun apps, and of course,...
Color like an artist. Romero Britto, to be specific.

Color like an artist. Romero Britto, to be specific.

My daughter’s first finger paintings brought tears to my eyes. “My God, she’s talented!” I told my husband. I knew I was being that stereotypical overly proud parent, but her use of color was so unexpected. Really! There is something so fresh...

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