And people say kids are bad?

Several months ago I wrote a post with some tips that we have found really helpful when eating in restaurants as a family. Last week it was published on Huffington Post (yay!). Perusing through the comments there, and other places, really, where the kids in restaurants in debate is taking place there are a few really common themes. From everything I have read, the same few things keep … [Read more...]

Parent Life Network & CST investing in careers of the future -Twitter party April 7th

Growing up, computers weren't something that you found in many homes. Careers were pretty much as they had always been, and I honestly don't think that anyone could have predicted just how technology would explode and change not only our lives, but our jobs too. I think that my dad was always interested in technology, though, which meant that my sister and I were exposed to some pretty early … [Read more...]

Junior Ranger

Yesterday an envelope arrived from the Statue of Liberty, addressed to Q. Inside was this letter and not one but 2 Junior Ranger badges from Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It was a very exciting surprise, as this was completely unexpected. When we visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, we noticed that the Parks Department had signs for the Junior Ranger program around. In … [Read more...]

Thanks for the parenting advice Curtis Stone

This week, celebrity chef Curtis Stone, pissed off parents around the world myself included, by sharing some, shall we call it interesting parenting advice. In an interview with an Australian newspaper, Stone smugly commented that parents were more or less responsible for their children being more selective eaters by pandering to them. He also stated that if children didn't want to eat the food … [Read more...]

This is why you should not play chess with your kids…

"Hey Mummy, do you want to play chess with me? I can teach you!" he said. "Uhhh, sure bud, but you will have to explain it all to me ok?" Excitedly, he set up his new board, naming each piece as he set it down. "I will be giving you two lessons" he said. "How to move and the second lesson is how to attack." Oooook, I thought, admittedly more than a bit concerned. As great as it would be for … [Read more...]

A visit to the Museum of Natural History

When we had our whirlwind trip to NYC a couple of months ago for my dad's memorial service, one of the things that Q wanted to do most was to visit the Museum of Natural History. He was very excited at the possibility of visiting there, as it was featured on an episode or two of Wild Kratts, as well as the Night at the Museum movies (but mostly because of the Wild Kratts, ha). Before we went, … [Read more...]

Finding some needed motivation and a Netflix Giveaway!!

A new year means some new goals, right? I actually try to make and update my goals all year round, but I think that the start of a fresh new year is always a good time to look at those things that you'd like to get done and really solidify a plan. I think that it is a great time to get yourself motivated and inspired, and to do the same for your family. It may be time to remind yourselves to chase … [Read more...]

Our visit to the Timberline Country Christmas

A few weeks ago, I shared an event listing for the Timberline Ranch Country Christmas, and told you that we'd be checking it out soon. Well, we finally got our chance to go, and I thought I'd let you know how it went. When I first heard about the Timberline Country Christmas, I was intrigued. I love Christmas and Christmas events. Like, really, really love them, so I am always trying to find new … [Read more...]