10 Places to Visit with the Family this Summer


Both my parents were raised in the Midwest and thus big fans of fishing.  As kids,  we would spend many a summer taking trips to various fishing spots to catch the next big one!  Summer vacations with the family can be a great time to create long-lasting memories.  I can still remember making S'mores  while staying in a Big Bear cabin and hearing bears outside our place rummaging through the trash cans (this was before they made the trash cans bear-proof).  We sat inside looking at each other wide-eyed eating our S'mores and giggling nervously.  I still remember those times fondly! Here are some great places to visit with your family this summer courtesy of Parents.com.  And Colleen Gurney, an elementary schoolteacher, put together a wonderful  Vacation Family Journal that your kids can fill out while on your family trip.  Have a great time this summer!     The … [Read more...]

Kid-Capsule Giveaway


Developer Anahelena Natera has provided Penelope's mates with ten (10) promo codes to hand out for the Kid-Capsule App.  You will love this app that helps you to journal your family's lives and create memories.  You can read more about this wonderful app in our In the Spotlight section this week.  Good luck mates! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Be There Bedtime Stories Giveaway is here!


  Alison Sansone of Be There Bedtime Stories has provided us with three Unlimited Access Subscriptions for the rest of 2012!  You will absolutely love this way of storytelling.  All you have to do is go to their website: www.betherebedtimestories.com and choose which children's story you would like to web cam yourself reading the story.  This is ideal for families who might be far apart or even for a parent to have as a keepsake of you and your child reading the story together. It is really easy to use and such a wonderul way to make a sweet memory together! Grandparents will love this as well as military families who might be miles apart.  Be There Bedtime Stories has won a Moms Choice Award as well as several other parent awards as this is such a unique way of storytelling.  Read my interview with Ms. Sansone in the In the Spotlight section to see how Be There Bedtime … [Read more...]