Education

Why Taking My Daughter to Haiti Was an Investment in Her Future as a Global Citizen

Why Taking My Daughter to Haiti Was an Investment in Her Future as a Global Citizen
February 27, 2015 4 Comments »

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting about our trip to Haiti while editing countless photos documenting our journey. As a veteran traveler to Haiti, this trip was very different for me because I brought my 11 year old daughter, ... Read More »

YouTube Kids App: A Safer and Easier Way for Kids to Discover and Explore Educational Content

YouTube Kids App: A Safer and Easier Way for Kids to Discover and Explore Educational Content
February 24, 2015 2 Comments »

Wary parents who have been fearful of turning their kids loose on YouTube to search for age-appropriate content can breathe a sign of relief thanks to the YouTube Kids App. Launched just yesterday, this free app for iOS and Android ... Read More »

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Teaching Kids About Lunar New Year & Family Traditions

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Teaching Kids About Lunar New Year & Family Traditions
February 19, 2015 4 Comments »

This morning as I stood at the sink, preparing our special meal to celebrate the start of Chinese New Year, my mind wandered back to my childhood and the traditions I grew up with. Today as we usher out Year ... Read More »

4 Steps to Easy Kid-Created Valentines on the Computer

4 Steps to Easy Kid-Created Valentines on the Computer
February 6, 2015 1 Comment »

Valentine’s Day has always been an excuse to bring out the crafty. As a kid, I always loved making my own Valentines because it meant taking out every single stamp, stamp pad, sticker (puffy, scratch and sniff, shiny…), and doily ... Read More »

7 Reasons to Attend an Auto Show as a Family

7 Reasons to Attend an Auto Show as a Family
January 26, 2015 8 Comments »

I happen to love a good auto show. Gorgeous glossy cars as far as the eye can see combined with the intoxicating scent of leather makes me downright giddy as I hop from car to car, dreaming about what my ... Read More »

Shop. Donate. Learn. 3 Ways to Help Haiti 5 Years After the Earthquake #Bloggers4Haiti

Shop. Donate. Learn. 3 Ways to Help Haiti 5 Years After the Earthquake #Bloggers4Haiti
January 12, 2015 6 Comments »

On January 12, 2010 a devastating 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti for 39 seconds and did incredible damage not only to the country’s structures in the capital city of Port au Prince but to individuals who lost family members and their ... Read More »

Free Crazy 8s Clubs Make Preschoolers and Elementary Ages Fall in Love with Math

Free Crazy 8s Clubs Make Preschoolers and Elementary Ages Fall in Love with Math
December 20, 2014 1 Comment »

This is a sponsored post Gone are the days where math clubs were just for nerds. These days it’s cool for the youngest ages to develop interests in science, technology, engineering, and math by making connections to these subjects in ... Read More »

White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad & Global Citizenship Urges Today’s Students to #StudyAbroadBecause

White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad & Global Citizenship Urges Today’s Students to #StudyAbroadBecause
December 12, 2014 2 Comments »

This week I was invited to participate in the White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship but unlike so many in the room, I didn’t study abroad in college. I entered my small liberal arts college ... Read More »

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition: Built with Kids in Mind But Parents Can Use This Tablet Too

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition: Built with Kids in Mind But Parents Can Use This Tablet Too
December 7, 2014 1 Comment »

This holiday season tablets are hot items on many holiday wish lists and if you read my 5 things to consider when buying a tablet for your kids post, you’ll know that the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition meets my ... Read More »

#GiftSmart with Smart STEM Themed Gifts from Radio Shack

#GiftSmart with Smart STEM Themed Gifts from Radio Shack
December 3, 2014 1 Comment »

This is a sponsored post When I was a kid, the primary resource for all things geeky for those who loved to tinker and build was Radio Shack. Little bins towards the back of the store filled with wires, parts ... Read More »