With this weekend's historic blizzard keeping many school districts closed, parents are likely finding themselves cooped up inside with some restless young ones. Here are some ideas to keep them warm and happy — and keep you sane.
As the mom of a boy obsessed with toys, my love for a good - and easy - organizational system goes deep. I find baskets to be the best "catch-all" and the easiest way to get a child involved in the cleaning-up process. These colorful baskets work double duty keeping your play space both clean and cute! - Text and photos by Meghan Leimenstoll
If you're stuck inside on a snowy day, bring a little light and color into your house with this fun craft project. No two snowflakes are alike, so be creative with size and scale and make sure to supervise young children while using the beads. --Meghan Leimenstoll
No indoor or outdoor tent is complete without a proper camp lantern. Once lit, the glass pebbles will cast a fun glow in your tent and you can enjoy lighting up the night with you child! And because this uses a battery-operated tea light, there are no candles to worry about. (You can use this same method to decorate votive holders, too.)
By By Meghan Leimenstoll and For Maryland Family Magazine