Archive for June, 2018

Kids Fourth of July Books that Excite

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

kids Fourth of July books

Growing up, the Fourth of July was always my favorite holiday of the year. My birthday is that same week and I was sure that the fireworks and parties were just for me.

But being that it was my birthday, I’m certain I missed the sentiment of the holiday being the birthday of the United States.

Now, as a mom, I embrace the opportunity to teach my kids about the history of the country and to get them as excited about the holiday as I am.

At MarbleSpark, we think these five kids Fourth of July books are just the right mix of history and fun. (more…)

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The Kids Are Making Grandparent Memories

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Making Grandparent Memories

I just dropped the kids off at their grandparents for the week.

And I may have done a little happy dance inside. A bit of time off from parenting duties? Please and thank you!  

Selfish reasons aside, our kids look forward every summer to spending a week with their grandparents. And from what I’m told, the grandparents look forward to it, too.

Win-Win-Win! (more…)

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Make an Acrostic Poem for Father’s Day

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Fathers Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner.

Here at MarbleSpark, we are especially thankful for the three dads who co-founded our company. Together they formed who we are today!

This special day is the perfect time to let dad know how much he means to you. A fun way to do this is to create an acrostic poem. This homemade gift is thoughtful, easy and best of all, free! (more…)

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Summer Goal: Let the Kids Be Bored

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

bored child

Movie nights at the pool. Backyard campouts. S’mores. Sandals. Sunhats. The smell of sunscreen. I love everything about summer.

Except for one thing. The dreaded “I’m booooored” phrase.

I know it’s coming. This summer I’m going to embrace it.

Here’s why. (more…)

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