Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. I am so honored to be a mom. What a great delight it is to see that my children have grown up to be such wonderful, thougthful adults. I think I sound a little like a proud mom, don’t I? On the SpinCycle this week the theme is Mother’s Day […]

Parenting Classes Can Help

Parenting Class

You know how every kid is special? That means every problem, every misbehavior, every power struggle you have with your child will be special, too. While you can’t prepare for all of parenting’s uncertainties, taking a parenting class not only prepares parents for the ins and outs of mommy- and daddy-hood, it provides a supportive […]

The Benefits of Reading to Your Children


Okay, so you know reading is beneficial to children, but do you really know why?  In life, being an avid reader is a fantastic quality. It is an integral tool in the world of rapid communication, and it paves the way for self-sufficiency later in life. Here are some of the benefits of reading to your […]

Tickle Trunks

Smiling pirate

When our girls were little they loved playing dress-up so much I created a Tickle Trunk for them. Their tickle trunk was a wooden toy chest friends of our had made for them. In there were some old clothes, shoes and purses of mine as well as some outgrown skating dresses from their older cousins, some […]

National Plush Animal Day

Boy With Stuffed Animal

Did you know October 28 is National Plush Animal Day? Who knew stuffed animals have a special day? I didn’t but I’m sure if you asked any youngster they wouldn’t be at all surprised. In many homes across the country there is a stuffed animal that holds a special place of honor and is searched […]

Family Game Night Ideas

Family playing a game together.

Game night is a fun way to relax after a long day. Playing games with your family helps build strong relationships and makes fun memories for everyone. Over the years, my family and I have quite enjoyed playing games together. We often pick one to play on our family date night. It’s been a tradition […]

How to Stretch the Lifetime of Your Kids’ Clothes


If you have growing children, you know exactly how fast kids can go through clothes. Kids’ clothes regularly need to be replaced. However, if you know the right tips and tricks, you can hang on to those clothes for quite some time. Children’s clothing sees a lot of wear and tear, but following a few […]

Great Ways to Build Relationships with Your Children

Mother and child - reading book

Children do not come with an owner’s manual. As such, parenting is one of the most important jobs in the world and consists entirely of on-the-job training. Since children learn everything they need to know about being adults from watching and mimicking parents, it is vital that parents do their best to make meaningful connections […]

Mr. Fixit

Dad Carrying His Daughters

Being the father of two girls can fill you life with pure joy, but it can sometimes be terrifying as well. Young girls often look up to their dads with sweet admiration and a sense of wonder. Sometimes this admiration and wonder can exceed the constraints of reality. Let me explain. When my girls were […]

Free Online Story Books

Free Online Reading Sites!

If you have young children that love listening to stories, but you don’t always have the time to read to them, we’ve found some great online story books that your kids can enjoy online. They are entertaining and best of all free. We think your kids will love these online story book sites. There are […]