Posts from the ‘Bright ideas’ category

How to Make a Backyard Cinema

Backyard Cinema! I can’t think of anything much more fun than gathering families in our backyard for a late summer evening screening of a classic family…

Minimalist Parenting on NPR

Asha Dornfest and Christine Koh, authors of the book Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less appeared on NPR to discuss parenting approaches…

Father’s Day Sampler Boxes

(Don’t read this Phil. You’re going to ruin your own surprise). Father’s Day is fast approaching. We are always a bit stumped as to what to…

Save, spend and give jars

Stephanie from Little Birds posted this photo of her son Miles’ allowance jars on Flickr. They are marked “Save”, “Spend” and “Give”. The idea is that…

Covering school books

There are many things to feel happy about when the words “back to school” start being bandied about, and also many things that make your heart…