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If I could only choose one decoration for my kids' birthday parties, it would be balloons. Here are some cute ones.

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Why I made Online Invitations

About 1 and a half years ago, I decided to try and make some online cards & invitations. Many times, I asked myself, why. Most people I know use free options. They might not be pretty, and they might be full of ads, but they're practical, and they work. On the other hand, there are some nice premium options, for creative types who really enjoy throwing parties and paying attention to all of the cute little extras that go with it. What point is there in making my own?

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Pet Moon Rock Treats

My 4 year old son is crazy about planets, especially the ones in our solar system. So last month, I made some Pet Moon Rock treats for his planet-themed birthday. Here's what I did.

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Childrens' Books

Children's books make delightful gifts and the illustrations are fantastic. Here are a few with fun, whimsical styles. I especially love the fresh and unexpected color palette of the first image, by Hsinping Pan.

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A Parent's Review of Pokémon GO

Catch that Jigglypuff! If you're over the age of 30, you might have read about the silliness surrounding Pokémon GO over the last few weeks and shook your head. I know I did. But then, I considered the likelihood of my eldest son becoming a gamer, and thought I may as well find out what the big deal was.

In a nutshell, the idea behind the game is kind of genius. The main drawbacks have to do with other factors, like the weather outside, the reliability of GPS on your phone, and intermittent freezing, perhaps due to overloaded servers.

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