We are always on the hunt for a deal- whether its a free exhibit, discount event tickets, cheap flights, kids eat free and any other way to take our larger than average family out to give them experiences that will teach them and show them little pieces of our world. Our next big endeavor is […]Read more "CoolKid Globetrotter: Spotting and Securing Deals for Large Family Travel"
whew! 2017 flew by, especially the christmas rush, the blink and you miss it New Year’s Eve, the cleanup, the declutter, the deep clean. there is always something to accomplish, a box to check, a task to tackle. don’t get me wrong, over at coolkid we are doing all the things to start this year […]Read more "CoolKid Lifestyle: New Year, New Resolve"
Here at CoolKid, we pride ourselves on turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Being average isn’t good enough, it is always worth the extra effort to see the glimmer of excitement in the eyes of our children when we manage to go the extra mile. Christmas is 30 days away and what better way to […]Read more "CoolKid Gifted: 20 Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids of All Ages"
Reading is such an integral part of understanding the world around us, and with five children, I have tried every tool imaginable. From letter flash cards to Kumon, we have tried it all! Here are the top 5 resources that led to fluent reading and comprehension. Reading Aloud: We have been reading aloud to our […]Read more "CoolKid Tested: Top 5 Resources for Teaching Children to Read"
Our Summer bucket list still has some unchecked squares, so this week we are hitting the road (locally) to visit those last few places that we dreamed of back in June. Summer is rounding third and sliding into home and before we know it, school will be in full swing. On the agenda: Redwood Mini […]Read more "CoolKid Field Tripping: Redwood Valley Railway and Tilden Little Farm"
Over the top themed children’s parties are here to stay, but that doesn’t mean themes have to be limited by the aisles at Party City or websites like Oriental Trading Company. Themes can be created by texture, color, food and activities. However, if you are able to find a lovely woman who brings her gorgeous […]Read more "CoolKid Soirees: Pinkalicious Pony 4th Birthday"
August 1st has hit, so obviously everyone is ready to embrace the “Back to School” mentality force fed to us by the media. Right? RIGHT?!? Ok if you are like me its a resounding NO! There is an all out assault against the slow days of summer, expecting us to snap to and begin preparing […]Read more "CoolKid Top 10: Savoring Summer"