WINDY CITY KINDIE! Mr. Dave’s ‘Feeling Good’

WINDY CITY KINDIE! Mr. Dave’s ‘Feeling Good’

Praised as a “celebrity to kiddos in Chicago and for good reason,” Mr. Dave (a.k.a. Dave Hamilton) is poised to take his place on the national kindie music scene with the June 9 release of his fourth kids’/family album, Feeling Good. Inspired by such artists as Kendrick Lamar, Paul Simon, the Beach Boys, Frank Ocean,(…)

Wanderlust Books for Summer, Ages 9-12

Wanderlust Books for Summer, Ages 9-12

While we may think of far off places all year long, summer brings with it a certain air of adventure. Here are a few of our favorite Wanderlust Books for summer reading. Pyramid Hunters: The Iron Tomb Join Sam Force on a fast-paced adventure through Egypt that’s part National Treasure and part Indiana Jones with(…)

The Holidays Have Past, But Family Time Should Always Be

The Holidays Have Past, But Family Time Should Always Be

By: Travis Perry From November to January we spend time as a family around warm fires, dinner tables, and parties. We listen to the various styles of music that accompany these celebrations with happiness and joy in our hearts. These moments are warm, and they bring us close together and as the year goes on(…)

City Mouse:  Your Summer Reading Guilty Pleasure

City Mouse: Your Summer Reading Guilty Pleasure

We typically feature books for kids on our site, but today, it’s all about a book for mom.  I simply couldn’t put it down and read through this book in a matter of days, which is a record for me.  This book will have your shaking your head, laughing and thinking far beyond the time(…)

Fun STEM Books to Encourage Summer Learning

Fun STEM Books to Encourage Summer Learning

Summer means free time to play and explore.  Here are a few STEM based books to keep your kids reading and learning this summer.  Special thanks to The Innovation Press for recommending these books and sending a copy over to us to check out.  All opinions in this post are ours. Zoey and Sassafras:  Dragons and(…)

Is your chore chart earning your kids stocks?

Is your chore chart earning your kids stocks?

Generation after generation parents face many of the same challenges when it comes to raising children. Gregg Murset, a father of six, is no exception. When his search for a simple solution to keep track of his kids chores, reward a weekly allowance and teach them the basic financial principles of earning, saving, sharing and(…)