Once upon a time
    Once upon a timeā€¦

    When I was about 3 or 4 years old, my older sister and I took bubble baths together. I remember us concocting a story where there were monsters in the water. We each had to take turns hanging off the …

    My Imaginary Spoon
    My Imaginary Spoon

    I adore pumpkin pie. If I could have it my way, I would clean off an entire pie myself! Every Thanksgiving and Christmas I look forward to that first bite of creamy, pumpkin pie. But in the meantime, …

    Drawing with your Voice
    Drawing with your Voice

    "Take out your artist's finger!" said the music teacher as she picked up a large piece of paper with unusual markings on it. "Here is our first picture today ? let's see what this drawing is going to …

    The Ultimate Silent Game
    The Ultimate Silent Game

    Remember playing the Silent Game with your parents so that they could have a few moments of silence? Perhaps you just played this game in the car with your kids? Let me introduce to you another versio…

    Finding Your Inner Musician
    Finding Your Inner Musician

    "I don't have a musical nerve in my body" "My kid sings all the time at home, but I'm tone deaf. I have no idea where she got that from?" "I use to take piano, I hated piano, and now I want my kid to …

    Water Play is the Easy Way!
    Water Play is the Easy Way!

    Children and water, it's just a natural fit. Summer has ended and I'm thinking about how much the kids enjoyed various water play activities from filling up the water table, playing on the slip n' sli…

    Get Everyone Involved in Planning
    Get Everyone Involved in Planning

    Most treks start and end in cities, or in regions with lots of sightseeing and planning. To keep the cultural tourism interesting for the kids, we break up museum visits with trips to local markets. (…

    Sunburn
    Sunburn: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to sunburn: Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Similarly, adult …

    Obesity: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to obesity: You've probably already heard that we are raising the most overweight, out-of-shape generation of children in history. On January 21, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and…