Bringing Back Holiday Traditions with the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet
December 18, 2018

It's the Holiday season, which means Holiday parties, cookie making, wrapping gifts, gift giving and Holiday Traditions.  My kids love Holiday Traditions like picking the chocolate out of the Advent Calendar and finding Christmas pajamas on their bed Christmas morning.  But the one thing they really enjoy is reading Holiday Books and watching Holiday movies.  Every year we enjoy this family tradition and I dig out the books and movies at the bottom of the Holiday box stashed in the garage. We all gather on the couch and read.  The anticipation of the next page or next scene coupled with the excitement of the Holidays brings out the child in me. I love everything about the Holidays! There's nothing like curling up with my boys and …

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5 Amazing Learning Toys for a 7 Year-Old
October 27, 2018

Something shifts when a boy turns 7-years old. The cuddles are less frequent, the kisses fade away and the hormones kick in. Their needs change and their play needs change too.  When he was younger we used play for learning.  Now he is learning for play. It's the end of an era for us.  No more Sesame Street, no more Super Hero costume obsession.  He is opinionated and sure of his needs.  My boy is growing up. So, I had to think about what to get him for his Birthday.  He loves to build and wants to be an engineer.  He also is creative and loves to draw.  I put my thinking cap on and found 5 great learning toys that worked for him and will …

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