Fun Halloween Costumes

Oct. 27, 2014 by

I love Halloween—I love the candy, the decorations (especially the witches), the trick-or-treaters and most of all– the costumes! When our kids were growing up, I made them all sorts of costumes—a devil, a warlock, a pirate, a Ninja Turtle,

“The Widow’s Broom” A Must-Read for Halloween!

Oct. 20, 2014 by

I love the fall holidays—Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think that holiday-fun should always include reading-a-loud-fun that turns into exciting and memorable traditions. So today I’m going to talk about one of our family’s very favorite Halloween books: The Widow’s

Dr. Seuss “Lost” Stories & Seussology

Sep. 8, 2014 by

There are very few authors that children of all ages remember with more love and cheerfulness than Theodor Seuss Geisel, affectionately known as “Dr. Seuss.” Most people can distinctly recall the first time a parent or school teacher introduced them

A Fun Tradition: Combining Children’s Literature with Food, Part II

Aug. 11, 2014 by

A few days ago I shared five children’s books that are perfect to incorporate fun foods. Today is a continuation of five more delightful books. I’ll post the recipes later this week. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey  Synopsis: Kuplink,

A Fun Tradition: Combining Children’s Literature with Food: Part I

Aug. 8, 2014 by

I love children’s literature! Reading children’s books takes you to faraway places; allows you to vicariously participate in exciting adventures and overcome impossible feats! And you can have all this for a $15-$20 price tag!  When our boys were young,

Camping: A Family Tradition

Jul. 22, 2014 by

When you hear the word, “camping” does it evoke happy memories of hiking amongst breathtaking flora and fauna, witnessing majestic mountain ranges, drinking from sparkling clear rivers, basking in front of serene lakes, experiencing a woodsy aroma or clean fresh

Date Nights: A Fun Family Tradition

Jul. 16, 2014 by

If you are a parent, I think you will agree—most parents want to be a lot of different things to their children—their protector, their provider, their example, their hero, their counselor, their friend, their confidante—all qualities that add up to…a

Reading Aloud to Your Children: An Important Tradition

Jul. 8, 2014 by

I love to read! I remember my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Shelby reading to our class the classic tale of Curious George; that engaging little monkey who was always getting into trouble. In the third grade we studied American Indians and


Jul. 1, 2014 by

I’ve decided to add a category entitled, “Traditions.” I love traditions and I believe that family and traditions go hand-in-hand. But, I also believe that everyone–single or married–can establish meaningful traditions in their lives and in their homes. When Mark

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