With the winter Olympics underway, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore new cultures and show off your mad geography skills. The host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics is Sochi, Russia which, interestingly enough, is a favorite summer spot for Russians, averaging 52 degrees for
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Fresh into the new year, some of us have made resolutions that have come and gone already, and that’s OK. I feel that January gets too much hype with goal-setting. After a whirlwind of holiday hustle and bustle, the only thing I really want to do is savor the monotony of January a
So, the kids are home and the novelty of the presents will likely fade after a few days. It happens every year and the remainder of your winter break will be spent wondering how to entertain your brood, indoors and out.
Tis the season to be grateful for our many blessings. It’s also the time of year when we’re reminded that it truly is better to give than receive. Canned food drives, clothing collections and caroling at the local nursing home - all activities that are frequentl
As we move further into fall, our days are cooler and sunsets arriving sooner. The comfortable temperatures and beautiful fall foliage coax many of us outside for walking, hiking and biking.
By now you’ve weathered the back to school chaos and have hopefully settled into new routines. Days spent cooped up in the classroom hopefully will have your children scrambling to get outside when they get home. This month’s post was inspired by 15 Minutes Outside: 365 ways to get out of the house and connect with your kids by Rebecca P.
As the summer fades, the back to school frenzy begins! Over the past several years, my 3 kids have accumulated a considerable pile of recycled supplies, including notebooks, binders and even a few folders. Most of these are still in good shape – notebooks mis
Warm summer nights are perfect for stargazing and this month’s activities will focus on upcoming meteor showers. In late July and early August we may see the Delta Aquarids
Summer is finally here and I’m so happy to be able to tell my kids “go outside and play!” Some of this month’s activity ideas come from I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to help you and your kids discover the wo
Welcome to the inaugural post of the Playful Parent! WPPL’s Youth Services collection includes many great books on crafts, activities, party games, boredom buster books, experiments for home and school and much more. I will strive to get your cre