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Children’s Fantasy Books with Strong Heroines

Looking for a new book for your tween, or would you like to give a special gift? These Children’s Fantasy Books are tween-recommended. My 9-year-old twin daughters are voracious readers who happen to love fantasy books. They helped me pull this list together after several of my husband’s coworkers asked for recommendations of Children’s Fantasy …

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New Family Game Console: Nintendo Switch

This Friday, March 3rd, Nintendo launches their newest gaming console–the Nintendo Switch. My family was invited to check it out a few weeks ago, and we had a blast playing games both old and new. With two tweens, a teen, and a husband with a LONG history of playing video games, we enjoyed the experience. The …

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Summer STEM Activities for Tweens

We’re finally on summer break! Yes, of course fun is in order, but it’s also important to keep the kids engaged and learning. You hear a lot about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and it is easier than you think to include these types of activities over summer vacation. All of these summer STEM activities are on the agenda for …

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Tackling 3 Concerns Parents Have for Teens

Keeping our kids healthy, safe and thriving is a top priority for parents in today’s fast-paced world. However, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the risks out there for our children, and we can’t be with them every moment of every day. May is Youth Safety Month, a campaign designed to educate parents about …

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