These pirate ideas are sure to educate and inspire your child! This post about pirate ideas for kids is sponsored by Thirteen Brother Pirates. My opinions, as always, are my own. If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve been through a pirate phase with at least one of your children. My kids were hooked on […]


March 28, 2016

10 Awesome Pirate Ideas for Curious Kids

I love October- not only for the fall festivals, the recipes, and the decorating possibilities, but also for the great reading opportunities. As soon as October rolls around, I pull out all of our Halloween favorites from the bookshelves and try to read one Halloween-themed book to the kids each night before bed. We’ve collected […]


October 9, 2013

10 Halloween Books for Kids of All Ages

Earlier this month, I agreed to make a special reading-themed snack for Punky’s class on the day they took the reading portion of their standardized tests. At a complete loss, I turned to Pinterest– and found these adorable bookworms. They took some time to put them together, but the end result was fabulous– –and they’d […]

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May 22, 2013

Kick Off Summer Reading With Edible ‘Bookworms!’

If you have school age kids, you know the children’s birthday party drill all too well. As soon as you put your kid in preschool, the invitations come hard and heavy, one after another after another after another. We’ve talked here before about the awkwardness of the party itself (Remember my most awkward kids birthday […]


March 13, 2013

7 Awesome Kid Gift Ideas

When I was a kid, I loved to read. ‘Loved’ really isn’t a strong enough word. I was obsessed with reading. It was all I wanted to do. I carried a book with me everywhere I went, and read whenever I could find a spare moment. I read on the way to school. I read […]


February 26, 2013

How to Make Your Child a Reader

“January is usually the worst month of the year,” my husband said this morning as he was getting ready for work. “But this year, it’s been great. We have our Winter Wonderland decorations. We’ve gone on winter hikes and bike rides on the new greenway. We’re actually enjoying winter for a change.” It’s true. Not […]


January 29, 2013

Best Winter Children’s Books EVER

There’s nothing that can put you in a bad mood quite like taking down the Christmas decorations and realizing you have at least two more months of cold, dreary, weather ahead, with no twinkling lights or holiday cookies to provide a distraction. January is generally the saddest time of year as far as my house […]


January 18, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Life is definitely busier around here than it used to be… but the last several years spent home with my kids have helped me to keep everything in perspective. I’m working harder at my career than I have since before I had children, but I still consider my job as a mom to be a […]

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February 23, 2012

Together Counts. Seriously.

I love Halloween, largely because it really ushers in the holiday season. We go all out celebrating it here at the Ferrier house, from the decorating to the after-school snacks to the bedtime storybooks… to the movies. I’ve spent the last ten years raising kids and watching pretty much every family Halloween movie ever made, […]


October 17, 2011

10 Halloween Family Movies That Rock