By now, we've all heard of having a bucket list - a list of things we want to do or places we want to go in our lives. But being a beach lover I wondered, what are the activities everyone has to experience on a beach in their lifetime? Are you ready to get your toes in the sand this summer? Here are some of my favorite beach-y things to do (along with some I still haven't tried): Watch the sunrise. There is nothing as expansive as a sunrise on the beach to greet the day. Make it a time ... Continue Reading
Some favorite beach activities to add to your bucket list this summer.
Learn the do’s and don’ts of teaching stranger danger to children.
It’s blatantly horrifying. Seven-year-old Brittney Baxter was standing in the toy aisle of Wal*mart when she was scooped up by (allegedly) Thomas Woods, who covered her mouth and attempted to take her. While we can wage a debate as to whether she should have been alone in the toy aisle of Wal*mart in the first place, the one thing that can be conceded is her parents prepared her well for such a moment. "They [Brittney’s parents] always tell me to scream, kick, and then get away and go ... Continue Reading
Be the DJ with these music tips to help rock your New Year’s Eve party.
Can you believe that it's almost time for New Year's Eve for 2012? Where did the time go? I swear it seems like just yesterday we were preparing for Y2K. Technology did not explode at that time, and now 11 years later we are quite a bit more emerged than ever before. In 2000 were no iPhones, Pandora, Netflix and other things to keep us entertained. With the exception of the past couple of years, I am usually a home body on New Year’s Eve. I love to attend house parties thrown by friends, or ... Continue Reading
Kiboomu combines music with a variety of printables and online elements to make learning fun for your child.
Congratulations to Kiboomu: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! It's no secret that children love signing. Whether it's crooning to the songs on the radio, or chanting a nursery rhyme, kids learn and absorb a wealth of information via music. One site that brings music together with a variety of different printable and online elements is Kiboomu.com, a site for kids developed by Wendy Wiseman and Sherry Segal. On Kiboomu, Parents and Teachers can search for simple and easy kids crafts, ... Continue Reading
Incorporate museums into your next family vacation to keep those curious kids interested and having fun.
I'm a mom of two curious boys who love to travel. And, as if they aren't enough a handful, I've got a third on the way! My sons get bored with movies, games and even sandy beaches before I can think of what to do with them next. The only way I can hold their interest is by giving them a challenge. They hate to give up on something, admit defeat, wave the white flag. I discovered a great trick to keep them busy, especially on vacation. My solution: museums. The Children's Museum | ... Continue Reading