Igniting Young Minds2020-12-14T11:22:03-07:00

Is the Chicken Pox Vaccination Safe?


The History of the Chicken Pox Vaccination The chickenpox vaccine was first licensed in United States in 1995 and at the time, it was a one-dose vaccine, in 2006 however a second dose of the vaccine was added.  It was recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)that children who have not had chicken pox receive both doses -- the first when they are between 12 and 15 months of age and the second [...]

Healthy Road Trip Snacks for Kids

What to Eat|

Is there anything more terrifying than road trip food - I'm talking greasy diners and impulse buys from the gas station and sticky fingers in the backseat... I think I've painted a pretty familiar picture for you. I mean, the cost alone of travel is expensive and honestly - four meals at McDonalds isn't exactly cheap nowadays even if it is your last resort. You can help curve the cravings of road trip grub with [...]

Words of Wisdom: Stephen Colbert

Your Daily Zen|

I absolutely love Stephen Colbert - and who knew he was such a parenting wiz. When it comes down to relationships and parenting - you have to have a sense of humor. You just have to laugh and I feel like they do a lot of laughing at the Colbert household. Below are some words of wisdom from his interview with BuzzFeed. You can read the rest here.   Stephen Colbert is a superior father [...]

How to Store Fresh Produce


If you're like me, you've stood in your kitchen at 7:00 am cursing your raspberries for being mushy or molded within two days of buying them. Cleaning and maintaining fresh produce is one of those tricks you need to learn, but as soon as you conquer it, you'll feel invincible - I swear. We all want to be as efficient in the kitchen as possible, making sure that things are ready when we need them [...]

How to Build a Soccer Net

Backyard Projects|

Soccer is a great sport for a number of reasons: minimal equipment required, it's a great source of exercise and you can do it right in your backyard. Making one might be one of the easier projects you'll do in your backyard and can be finished in one afternoon. If you don't have the tools to cut it at home don't fret! Home Depot is great because they'll actually cut the pieces for you (wood [...]

Oh là là, Les Crêpes!

What to Eat|

Do you LOVE to eat crêpes?  We do too! It's actually quite simple to make at home by yourself, and guess what -- we found the BEST recipe for you!  At least, in our opinion, it's the best! It's a very simple and versatile recipe, meaning you could use it to make either sweet or savory crepes, depending on your mood of course!  You can read a little more about the history of crêpes here. [...]

4 Unique Ways to Say I Love You This Valentine’s Day

I Want That|

Kids give each other the obligatory Valentine's cards each year. Often, parents get their little ones something special to commemorate the day, too, like a stuffed animal or sweet treat. But if you want to say "I love you," in a way that's a bit off the beaten path, we've put together 4 super cute and thoughtful ways to say I love you: Where the Wild Things Are Poster - $37: So, maybe your little [...]

Presidents Day for Kids

Your Daily Zen|

Now, I'm new to Kid President but he is a YouTube personality. After googling Presidents Day for kids for a few days I thought this was well worth sharing rather than a dull Presidents Day lesson for kids. As a Canadian, American holidays always creep up on me, I'm still learning, but also as a Canadian we're often too nice, passive and say sorry way too much - at least that's the stereotype. Well, it's [...]

Fix Jeans with Holes: Felt Faces

What to Make|

Kids are rough on their clothing. And that can get rough on your wallet, especially when you find yourself needing to replace clothing on a regular basis. I mean, kids grow out of their clothes fast enough as it is! That's why I really fell in love with this idea. There's no need to toss out old jeans with holes in the knee when you can turn the hole into a cute (or scary!) face. [...]

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