Introducing TinkerActive! WORKBOOKS

Introducing TinkerActive! WORKBOOKS

As many of you know, both of our kids are in public school. But because their school does not do a lot of homework, I like to incorporate some home schooling as well. Now, don't get me wrong! I love the idea of no strenuous homework assignments. I am a big fan of kids spending [...]

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Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are “BORED”

Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are “BORED”

I’m bored… The dreaded words that kids say every now and then. In fact, there probably aren't very many parents who haven’t heard that phrase at least once a day this summer. Although there is much to be said for children who know how to entertain themselves, as parents we know that we have a [...]

Take a walk in the park day – March 30th

Take a walk in the park day – March 30th

You may notice a theme here but if you do not, I am intrigued by these fun calendar holidays. I am constantly looking for something new and different to do with my family but also to blog about. I think it is a fun way to shine a light on things that might otherwise be [...]

Chores for kids ages 3 to 10

Chores for kids ages 3 to 10

How to help kids be more responsible? I always say: I am one confused mama. I constantly struggle between letting kids be "kids" and using life lessons to teach responsibility. I find that just like many things in life, these two don't have to be mutually exclusive. We can do both but all in due [...]

Flip-Phone Parenting trend

Flip-Phone Parenting trend

You may be just as shocked as I am but flip-phone parenting is a trend to watch in 2019! Now...the chances of this actually sticking around are slim but you have to admit, it makes sense. How do I feel about this trend? I can totally understand this flip phone trend. A lot of parents [...]

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring break is just around the corner folks and if you are anything like me, you have zero plans. Until today! Check out my list of all things spring break in the Chicagoland area. A little back story: We are yet to take a spring break vacation. YUP, you read that right. We have never taken [...]

Snow day & indoor activities

Snow day & indoor activities

In most cases when the school calls for a SNOW DAY, that just means an extra day for the kids to do some sledding, snowboarding and/ or skiing. But not this time around. This time we are strongly advised not to leave the house. Not to expose our skin to these brutal negative temperatures and [...]