Our Chat With Jeff Kinney!
We recently had the chance to sit down with Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, and one of the producers of the second movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Rodrick Rules. We screened the movie, which was refreshing and fun, and got to chat with a few other writers.
Mr. Jeff Kinney: It’s nice to meet all of you.
Question: What does it feel like to be the hero of every kid in the United States?
JK: That's funny. I think that they ...
We’re at our wits end with our 3 year-old son’s whining. We tell him that we can’t understand him when he whines and we try to ignore it, but neither seems to be working.
Noël Janis-Norton replied:
Most children will whine on occasion but for some kids whining becomes an entrenched habit. It’s very irritating to listen to, so what sometimes happens is that in order to get our kids to stop the endless whining, we give them whatever it ...
Swap Clothes for Your Kids!
We both flirt with the Never Enough world, despite our steadfast devotion to Good Enough. We can’t help it — we’re not perfect, not even at being imperfect. And what’s more, it’s sometimes the silliest things that bring out our perfectionist streaks.
Like children’s birthday parties.
Hollee’s idea of “simple” one year, when she was celebrating her youngest son’s fifth birthday, was to keep the guest list to 50 (including parents) and outsource it to a gymnastics facility. She picked up 10 pizzas, as ...
Does Your Family Need a Core Value Document?
Have you ever gone over the speed limit? Have you ever noticed that the waiter did not charge you for the extra drink, and you didn't bring it to their attention when paying the bill? Have you ever told a "little white lie?" Honestly, there are moments in all of our lives that we have made character decisions that did not reflect the "right ...
Packit is an ingenious lunch sack that has cooling gel built into its lining. Just put the entire bag in the freezer overnight (it folds up flat), pull it out, and pack it up. Perfect for kids' school ...
Macaroni Kid's Monthly App Review
Dance, march, skip and stretch. Swing your partner and then rock to a lullaby. Smile and laugh. Kindermusik, a trusted name in music and movement classes, has partnered with Night & Day Studios to create and launch Kindermusik Radio, an app for the iPhone and iPod touch that, like their classes, provides parents with a way to engage and interact with their children all while introducing them to the world of music.
I downloaded the app to try out with my boys and we are loving it! With five stations to ...
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