Pot ‘o Gold Bento Lunch

Let your little ones find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this easy Saint Patrick’s Day themed Bento Lunch. I used half a hard-boiled egg to be the pot of gold. If you’re feeling especially ambitious you can use black food coloring or nori (dried seaweed) to make the “pot”… Read More

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Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story

Have you seen the trailer for Emilie Bush’s new book Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story? You can find more info about it on her blog: http://coalcitysteam.wordpress.com About the book Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story – It’s a dirty job, but he loves it. St.John Murphy Alexander walks the world exploring for… Read More

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with PBS KIDS’s THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON

On March 2, PBS KIDS will celebrate the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss with THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT-A-THON, a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! which includes some brand new episodes kids will love (check local listings for times) featuring Nick, Sally, and of course, Cat. THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON… Read More

Easy Valentine Bento Ideas

Valentine’s Day makes for easy material for cute  themed and bento lunches.  Here are a few quick and easy ideas that I’ve made for my own daughter using things we have on hand.   The absolute easiest idea is to simply use a heart cookie-cutter or cut out a heart with a knife.   For… Read More

2012 Steampunk World’s Fair

Steampunk Festival Fears Mother Nature Steampunk World’s Fair takes unusual step to keep inclement weather from raining on parade This May, the Steampunk World’s Fair will hit Piscataway, New Jersey with three days of the largest steampunk festival in the country – last year’s fair garnered about 3000 guests in total. With a nation of… Read More

Millie and the Lost Key App Review

Millie and the Lost Key is a storybook app for young children from Megapops LLC and available on both the iPad and iPhone.   Millie is a playful pup who leads children on an interactive story adventure. In Millie and the Lost Key a walk in Central Park  becomes an adventure as children help Millie on a quest to find The… Read More

From NaNoWriMo to Sold

I first heard about National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo in 2007, halfway through November.  This is where millions of people, all over the world, attempt to each write 50k in the month of November.  I attempted to join it, and was actually working on something that month, but I couldn’t figure out their word count… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Halloween Infographic

How much candy do people eat on Halloween? How many kids go trick-or-treating? What should be on your playlist for your Halloween party? The great folks over at HalloweenCostumes.com answer those questions and more in this great Ultimate Guide to Halloween Infographic we’d like to share with you. < The Ultimate Visual Guide to Halloween… Read More

Spread the Spooky With Easy Halloween Bento Lunches

Surprise your child on Halloween with a spooky Halloween-themed bento lunch. Bento does not have to equal difficult, so here are some easy ideas you can tuck into your child’s lunchbox this Halloween. Here’s an open-faced sandwich cut in the shape of a Jack-O-Lantern. Orange cheese will look more pumpkin-y, but this is what my… Read More

Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! Premieres at Anaheim’s Muzeo

What might have been had events and technology happened a little differently? If we’d kept on as a steam-powered society instead of becoming an oil-based one? “Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!” at the Muzeo in Anaheim, CA explores exactly that. Visitors are drawn into an era when science and industry combined in new and fascinating ways… Read More

PBS Celebrates Halloween

On PBS Kids, Halloween is shaping up monstrously. October 17 through October 31 brings kids Halloween-themed episodes of Dinosaur Train, Sid The Science Kid, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, and Wild Kratts. Ride the Night Train to a “haunted house” with Dinosaur Train, learn “spooky science” with Sid, trick-or-treat with… Read More

Innocent Darkness Cover Reveal

I’m very excited to show you the cover for my new young adult book. My Steampunk dark fairytale, INNOCENT DARKNESS, book 1 of THE AETHER CHRONICLES, debuts August 8, 2012 from Flux. For more information or to enter my cover reveal contest please check out the details on my blog. Read More

Cookie Monster Eats a What?

In anticipation of Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster which releases October 13, 2011, on Kinect for Xbox 360, they’re released this very cute video staring Cookie Monster and the game’s developer, Tim Schafer.     It leaves me wanting a Reese’s.  What do you think? Read More