Kid-friendly Veggie Sushi

May 31, 2017

He asked for sushi tonight, so I taught him how to make his own – cooked and raw veggies only. 非常に良い仕事を私の息子 (“Very good job my son”).  


Creating in the Backyard Garden

April 27, 2017

Do You Have a Green Thumb Child in Your Home? Maybe you have a kid who likes to work the soil and see things grow.  Or, maybe you even grow food that you can eat, like fruit or vegetables. The best backyard gardening projects begin with some planning and preparation: deciding where to make your garden picking what seeds to plant gathering your tools working the soil and so much…


Kids That Cook: Learn to Safely Use Knives

May 25, 2016

    I hear that Home Ec is a dinosaur in schools these days, but not for us! Our home curriculum includes a cooking class just for kids this year, and if you want kids that cook, you can get a sneak preview now through June 6 (it’s a knife skills training that will knock your socks off) FREE VIDEO SERIES:


Kids Doing Laundry: How to Fold Laundry

March 11, 2016

Contributor:    Marissa, 5, NC Kids doing laundry: here are the steps on how to fold laundry according to Marissa : Mommy washes and puts clothes into the dryer…..and my job is to fold the clothes. STEPS: 1- when dryer stops take clothes out 2- put clothes in basket 3- push basket over to couch 4- take clothes out of basket 5- fold clothes on couch 6- stack folded clothes…


Easiest Way to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs Every Time

February 8, 2016

How to perfectly boil eggs every time: 1     Put cold eggs into pot and fill with cold water just to cover. 2     Bring to boil, and set timer.  3.5 min for soft-boiled and 6.5 min for hard-boiled.  We even do both at the same time and just pull out a soft-boiled one early to eat right away, and leave rest in to finish time. 3  …


Candy That’s Good for You?

January 23, 2016

My mom told me she heard about some lollipops that are good for your teeth, and then she ordered a package of the mixed flavors for me to try.  They are really good, and good for you.  And, they are made by a kidpreneur! Lollipops that fight cavities?  It’s possible!  Buy some and see how they taste (Zollipops on As for the ingredients, we agree with Wellness Mama in the…


Housekeeping Skills: Clean Up and Surprise Your Mom

January 17, 2016

The best way to confuse your mom is to clean your room by yourself.  Housekeeping skills are easy, I can tell you how.  This is how to keep your bedroom clean. Picking up your toys.  Any by making my bed.  And closing my drawers and closet.  Then I put my toys and books on the shelf. Then I put my dirty clothes away. You got this, too!  


Social Media House Rules

January 10, 2016

  As your elementary schoolers age into middle schoolers, they will be exploring more sites online. Do you worry about your tweens getting on social media networks?   The minimum age for most social media networks is 13 years [click here for chart].  Does that mean your kids are ready for them though?   We think it’s possible to achieve an understanding if you work from similar house rules to…


Real Life Skills: Kids Can Change a Lightbulb (with supervision)

December 29, 2015

Teach your child real life skills: Have you ever had a non-working lightbulb? I have had to change my bathroom lights once! It seems complicated and dangerous but if you have a parent/guardian around they can teach you how to fix that single pesky lightbulb that won’t work. My tips are: 1. Have the lights turned off 2. Have a parent/guardian around in case you get hurt 3. Have you…