It’s Valentine’s Day, but now served up through the lens of Mom Goggles, as in “What do I have to make, bake, or create for a class of 23 small people?” Way different than, “Do I buy the lacy black teddy or the red one?” <Sigh> How things change once you become a mom. Friday the 13th […]

This morning, I was called to meet with my son’s first grade teacher. And much like the days back when I was the one in trouble, my palms grew sweaty and I wondered what he’d done.  Was it attention issues? Was he bullying? Forgetting to flush? Vast images of first grade naughtiness raced through my […]

Need a great gift for your kid to bring to his or her next birthday party?  How about the Playmobil Security Check Point playset.They’ll learn to strip down, remove shoes and toss those bottled water containers faster than you can say “Is that a metal plate in your head?” Sold separately, they can add a […]

  My son got his very own personalized video email from Santa this year, thanks to a very cool find by Cool Tech Mom . It’s the Portable North Pole’s customizable Santa letter, just for your child. It will make their eyes light up bigger than saucers when they see and hear their names and […]

A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope Tips for Parents and Teachers Whenever a national tragedy occurs, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, children, like many people, may be confused or frightened. Most likely they will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children cope […]

Couldn’t resist this one. Thanks to JibJab, now your can make your own Gangnam Style Video to email to friends. For a couple of bucks more, you can download the video to your computer or mobile device so you can have your very own version, like this one, which I embedded into this blog. Gotta […]

If you’ve got kids, you’ll probably head out for Trick-or-Treating around 5:30 or 6 PM with plenty of light outside. But before you know it, night has fallen and costumed kids will be running amass making it impossible to identify which one is yours. You could dress your little ghoul as Luke Skywalker (again) complete with […]

Don’t know about you other moms, but for me pregnancy brought visions of future tea cup parties, barbie dolls, cooking and hair play — a far cry from the scientific explorations and new adventures that my “baby” boy has brought me on. Take for example, his latest toy robot. It came in a box with […]

On Mother’s Day, I discovered this fun little slideshow and movie maker from Animoto.com. My first reaction was, and I’m a tough critic, “Oh sure, you can make a slideshow on any Apple computer just as easily using iMovie” Then I tried it. With one click, I was logged in through facebook and able to […]

“Mommy, my legs hurt!!!” I was talking with a few other moms about a common problem we share with our growing children. Leg cramps, otherwise know as growing pains. I certainly had them, and now my son who is six does too. I can personally attest to the fact that when you are six, nothing […]