The Playful Parent's blog

Happy Birthday Kwanzaa!

2016 will see the trio of this month's happy holidays all stacked together. We are all familiar with Christmas and Hannukah, but how much do we know about Kwanzaa.

Change is in the Air

Fall has officially arrived, ushering in the last leg of what will likely be one of the most controversial elections in our country’s history. With all the talk of rights and responsibilities, no doubt your kids, like mine, are asking a lot of questions!

Birdbrain

We’ve been in our home for nearly 20 years and are pretty familiar with the wildlife in our yard.  Mostly, the many birds which including a large number of robins and wrens, cardinals and blue jays and even hawks and woodpeckers.  One song we heard repeatedly piqued our interest and we set out on a mission to identify the bird.  Turns out, there are some nifty books at the library with recordings of the bird songs or calls. 

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Turns out we’re about a month away from Lucky Penny Day on May 23rd.  Pennies are very prolific and my youngest loves to pick them up wherever he finds them.

May All Your Swishes Come True

So we’ve slowly worked our way through a much-deserved mild winter and find ourselves on the cusp of March Madness.  I’ve always thought March Madness to be synonymous for both basketball and cabin fever but this year, I think it’s exclusively basketball related.  The