30+ Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf

Still Need an Elf? Get Your Elf on the Shelf here.Remember when your Elf on the Shelf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! They get more creative every year and now require props, accessories and new outfits–some wearing Elf Couture! […]

How to See Santa This Year

This year is a different from other years; Santa needs to social distance too! But we discovered a way that your kids can still have a visit with Santa–virtually. Santa will virtually visit your family from his North Pole Home, via ZOOM for 10 minutes through North Pole Direct. Have your Christmas list ready and any […]

Tips for Trick or Treating Safely This Year

Looking for tips on how to trick or treat this year? Here are safety guidelines from the New Jersey Department of Health. For more information, go to nj.gov. Also Check Out 7 Tips for Getting Candy to Kids…in Clever, Socially Distanced Ways. Halloween Cocktails: Vanilla Pumpkin Martini DIY Halloween Costumes

7 Socially Distanced, Clever Ways to Get Your Candy to Trick or Treaters.

Ok, so Halloween, like lots of other things, isn’t going to be the same this year. But you can still treat your trick or treaters to something sweet–you just might have to be a little more creative. Here are 7 fun, social-distanced ideas to get the goods to your trick or treaters… Also Read: Safety Guidelines from the New […]

Are We Really All In This Together? Our Kids Don’t Think So.

Though the lawn signs and the marketing pitches may be telling us we are all in this together, the polar opposite feels true. Never before have we been so divided, so infected with hate, and so vulnerable to the judgement of others. I am feeling it acutely. It is raising my stress level, limiting my […]

5 Tips for Beating the Heat

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same […]

Virtual Learning — Even Less than it’s cracked up to be

A lot of hard work and creativity went into establishing a working virtual education platform back in March, and I appreciate all of the effort made by teachers and administrators around the country. However, I continue to hear phrases like “the excellent education we’ve been able to continue to provide.” New York’s Governor Cuomo wondered […]

Why the Flour Shortage is More Dangerous Than You Think

We are in a worldwide pandemic. This is not a political problem, though many want to make it so. This is not terrorism, though many are getting eerily comfortable in fear. This is a health problem, and yet too often it doesn’t seem we are addressing it from this vantage point. We are among the unhealthiest […]

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