Nurturing Creativity


Disney Interactive teamed up with Google to launch charming short film called Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story that you can watch for free. We watched it with the kids when it first came out on Valentine’s Day, and it’s a delightful story about Blank, an unpainted Vinylmation (Disney collectible), who goes on an epic journey […]

Encouraging Creativity with High Quality Art Materials

Nothing inspires creativity like new art supplies! Artterro recently sent us their gorgeous art journal kits, and the kids have been drawing every since – even fourteen-month-old Anna – special thanks to Artterro for including her in our package! There is something incredibly inviting about blank sheets of white paper, especially art-quality paper! My kids […]

Mother-Daughter Outing: The Boston Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Seven-year-old Emma and I had the wonderful treat on Friday night of complimentary tickets to the Boston Ballet’s opening night performance of Sleeping Beauty. Emma was so excited! She borrowed a book on dance from the library, and talked to her teacher at school about it. And she was not disappointed! When the orchestra started […]

Kids Art Activities: Art Inspired by Great Artists

Mike’s notes from dad have evolved into “notes from dad and kids”, and most Sunday afternoons you’ll find Mike and the kids drawing together. Since my kids love to draw, we’re always looking for fun kids art activities, and this version – making drawing inspired by great works of arts – has become a favorite […]