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The Heart of Christmas by Sandra Magsamen

December 2, 2016 59 Views

The Heart of Christmas by Sandra Magsamen

Written by author Sandra Magsamen.

When I was a little girl on Christmas mornings, whichever sister woke up first would wake up the other four sisters. We then lined up at our parents’ bedside to wake them up so we could all see if Santa had come. My father would rub his eyes, pull his legs out of bed, and put his feet on the cold floor to begin his journey downstairs to check. My mother wrapped her robe around herself asking, “I wonder if Santa came?” My sisters and I were firm believers in Santa. When my father finally hollered from the living room, “OK, you can come down now,” we all ran down the stairs, thrilled to see the lights twinkling on the tree and the mounds of brightly colored packages. We would each pause for a second to take in the magic of the moment.

7 Sample Dedication Messages to Beat Writer's Block

December 2, 2016 342 Views

7 Sample Dedication Messages to Beat Writer's Block

Congratulations! You’ve picked out the perfect story for your little one. You’ve added their name and uploaded your favorite photo of them, and now there’s only one step left: the dedication. This message is what transforms a unique gift into a keepsake your child will treasure forever. We know it’s not always easy to think of what to say (we have trouble with it ourselves!), so we’ve put together this list of sample messages to help get you started.

Girls Can Do Anything! It's Just Not Always An Easy Road

November 8, 2016 642 Views

Girls Can do anything

It’s Election Day!

Men and women have been fighting for years to make sure we all have a voice. Make sure you use yours by getting out today and voting. Make sure your children learn to use their voices.

3 Ways To Talk About Kindness With Your Kids

November 5, 2016 432 Views

Kindness with your Kids

A recent survey of 2,000 parents and 500 teachers by Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind Sesame Street, found that both parents and teachers are worried that today’s kids are living in a world that comes up short on kindness.

Celebrating 75 Years of Curious George

November 4, 2016 437 Views

75 Years of Curious George

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Curious George; who – as we’ve come to know him and his adventures – has managed countless escapes from those who were subjected to his shenanigans. What most people don’t know is that the creators made an escape more daring than any of the monkey’s mischief put together.