Feature: I Want a Puppy!

What to consider before adopting a pet Text and Photography By Kim J. Gifford “I want a puppy!” These words are almost inevitable. As a concept these small creatures — kids and dogs — seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But what is good in theory doesn’t always work in practice, leaving […]

How to: Choose a Ballet School

Here are 5 tips to help you find the right fit for your child By Deb German Your young daughter is begging for ballet lessons, but when you investigate local venues for dance training you find widely divergent choices. How do you choose the right ballet school, especially if you do not have a background […]

Outside: Let’s Go Fishing!

Spring is a great time to introduce a child to the art of angling By Tim Traver Children and fishing: it’s a natural combination. Sure, fishing can be slimy, muddy, wet and even scary when a child first feels a tug on the line. But, from a kid’s point of view, what could be more […]

Art Smart: From Trash to Tulips

Searching for new art projects for your little ones? 
Just look around. Raw materials are at arm’s length. Text and Photography By Ann St. Martin Stout Replacing an empty toilet paper roll is not a creative task, but that little brown tube has lots of artistic potential. In this project, empty paper towel or toilet […]