What are the best gifts for kids? Even though Transformers and Little Ponies are on the top of our 5- and 7-year-olds’ wish lists, we want to give them gifts that spark their imagination. READ MORE
When you give a child a game, you’re giving boundless opportunities for hands-on learning. Countless life skills are practiced during game play: counting, waiting for a turn, following instructions, cooperation, and winning or losing with grace to name a few.
Horses are Sara’s favorite animal these days, better yet if they have wings (the Breyer Wind Dancer ponies are at the top of her Christmas list) or unicorn horns. Her passion for ponies inspired this homemade play mat as a gift for a preschool girlfriend turning 5 but we also ended up making one for her to keep, then William joined in on the fun and made one for his cars. READ MORE
When Daddy asked her to pack her Elmo backpack for their camping trip, the first thing Sara chose to pack was a pile of Mac’s Field guides, including the one for identifying Pacific Northwest Trees. But first she insisted that I tie yarn from the hole in each one so she could wear them around her neck while exploring. READ MORE
“When I count my blessings, I count you twice.”
~Irish Proverb READ MORE