Baby Sprinkle: Tips for Showering Newborn No. 2

According to tradition, a first baby is celebrated with a shower but not subsequent little ones. However, as with many traditions, this has changed with time and second (and even third or fourth) pregnancies are celebrated with what is known as a “baby sprinkle.” Similar to a baby shower, a sprinkle celebrates the arrival of […]

3 Great Hamper Gift Ideas

The holiday season is one of the most expensive times of the year for most people but not for the parents who know how to hamper (wrap gifts creatively). Gifts need not be expensive for people to appreciate them. In fact, putting a personal touch on presents can make the receiver feel more special. Here […]

Nurture a Passion for Animal Conservation in Your Child

Most kids have never seen a wild elephant, giraffe, panda, or other endangered animal. This makes teaching them about endangered animals difficult. If you have ever tried to explain the horrors of poaching and habitat destruction to your children, you may have been met with blank stares. Most kids live in the moment. They need […]

A Note to my Sons: How to Spoil Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Dear Sons, As we approach the annual holiday known in the US as “Mother’s Day” I thought I would take a few minutes to reflect on the importance of the day (and the benefits you can reap if you celebrate it…properly). According to Wikipedia, Mother’s Day is a holiday meant to celebrate mothers and motherhood.  […]

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Bike For Someone Else’s Child

Whether you’re a grandparent itching to get that first bike for your beloved grandchild or a family friend who wants to provide a needy family with a bicycle they can’t otherwise afford, a bike can be a memorable gift. But these gifts are traditionally given by parents, so it’s wise to think carefully before buying […]

How to Choose the Best Mother’s Day Gift

Okay, I admit to having a bit of an ulterior motive publishing this infographic. After all, I am a mom looking forward to some loving this Sunday on Mother’s Day. In all fairness though, I’m really expecting the 9 year olds to make me breakfast in bed. Hubby has already been instructed to get them […]