When we said we'd be relocating from LA to San Francisco everyone we knew--who has either lived or visited the city--told us it was imperative we visit the Exploratorium. Nestled inside the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina district, it truly is an extraordinary place. Noted American physicist and educator Dr.
My 3 year old daughter seems to be more intrigued by real-life things she can manipulate than the small toy-store-worth of toys sitting in her room. And while the mountains of stuffed animals and miniature figures go untouched there isn't a cap in our home that doesn't get screwed to a plastic bottle, a penny left not clanking into a piggy bank, a pot and pan not hammered with a wooden spoon or a light switch not turned on and off and on and off and on and off and on and off...
Why should bikes get all the cool baskets? Check out this tutorial posted on CRAFT for a super-smooth scooter bag. Posted as part of their special family summer camp series and put together by Kathie Sever and Bernadette Noll of Future Craft Collective this bag is quick, slick and fully functional.
If your family is anything like mine you and your precious cargo will be spending endless hours strapped into a plane, train or automobile this summer. And if you are anything like me you're scouring your brain--and store shelves--for miracle working distractions that will prevent invisible lines to be drawn and "are we there yets?" being uttered long enough to reach your next rest stop.
Portability and kid-friendliness are key. We know crayons can be a real hassle on a trip. However, they are a must especially if your mini-globetrotter is also a budding artist.
This entire last week of school my 9 year old son has been asking "So...What are we doing on vacation?" Which I exhaustingly answer "I don't know." With only a few getaways here and there and me not wanting to cave into hours wasted playing the Wii I desperately need ideas to fill those times when there's nothing TO DO.
It was an afternoon made in movie-going heaven for me last Sunday at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. My 3 year old daughter cozied up in my lap...a bucket of popcorn nestled in hers...her best friend strategically situated between us and her mommy constantly peeping sideways at my daughter to catch her eye and share a giddy giggle or two...and me, heart-skipping beats...sobbing in silence behind my 3D glasses.
The kids are home for the summer begging to pull out the paints. As a good parent you understand the importance of self-expression through creating art yet you yearn to keep your house clean for at least one whole day. Why not go elsewhere to get your kids' artistic juices flowing? You won't have to deal with the mess, the kids will get out of the house and around other kids for a while giving their imaginations a workout and they might actually learn something wonderful about art.
I lived in a rose covered world when I was a kid. Thanks to my mom's mad gardening skills we always had rose bushes bursting with colorful blossoms yielding heavenly smells. I loved the soft feel of the petals when I rubbed them between my fingers and often would spend an entire day in my front yard trying to concoct rose petal perfume from roses and water. Turns out the key ingredient I was missing was vodka. I was desperate to do something with this wonderful flower.
If your little cape crusaders are anything like mine they arrive back to headquarters each night, after a long day of crime fighting, covered head-to-toe in filth. Leslie from The Pink Toque just might have found a nice tool for serious grime-fighting. Using a basic soap making recipe she's posted a tutorial for whipping up some Batman soap.