The Great American Pastime

Baseball is a uniquely American sport. Historians found references to sports similar to baseball in 18th century America. The earliest versions show similarities to cricket and rounders. In 1845 the f...

A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

When my niece lost her first baby tooth, she panicked over the idea of a mysterious fairy coming into her bedroom in the middle of the night to take this piece of her away. It wasn’t until years...

The Jungle Book

On Friday, Disney released a reworked version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This live-action 3D version features an all-star cast as well as the characters and songs you remember from th...

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

“The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW.   The more that you LEARN, the more places you’ll GO.” -Dr. Seuss This quote from Dr. Seuss sums up many of the ideals we att...

Black History is American History

Black History Month is celebrated annually in the U.S. during the month of February.  A friend who identifies herself as being Black recently commented that what’s often identified as Black his...

Start a Family Tradition with Keepsake Ornaments

One of my fond childhood memories of Christmas is receiving an annual ornament from my parents. I don’t recall when the tradition began, as we adopted it informally. The ornaments were not fancy...

Beautiful Classic Children’s Books

The season of gifting is upon us. When in doubt, books are always a wise option for children and you cannot go wrong with a beautiful edition of a classic. Luckily for those of us looking to build a ...

9 Days Until Halloween | Keep It Light

Halloween is such a nostalgic time for adults that we sometimes forget that some of the images, merchandise, decorations, and history of the holiday are less than kid-friendly. This became very obv...