San Diego’s New Library

San Diego’s New Library

San Diego Has a New Library Visit it soon for a wonderful experience! By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT San Diego’s long- awaited library is finally here, and it’s spectacular! This magnificent library, which opened its doors to the public on September 28th, 2013, is the new jewel in San Diego’s crown. The architecture of the … Continue reading »

Make a Terrarium

Make an Inexpensive Terrarium Recycle a Plastic Pretzel Jar By Connie Goldin   You can make a terrarium from a plastic pretzel jar. This is a fun and interesting way to watch plants grow in your house. It is also a great vocabulary builder, as kids learn the names of plants, scientific terms (condensation, humidity, … Continue reading »

March Art is Green

March Art is Green

March is “Green Art” Month for Mom to Madre   We brought fun supplies–stencils, “magic” markers, two-color markers, tempera, glitter glue, glue and paper– to families to celebrate spring and the spring holidays. We always have fun and enjoy seeing the beautiful art the kids and families create. Everyone had fun with the stencils and … Continue reading »

Grow A Butterfly

Grow A Butterfly

    Grow a Butterfly Watch a Miracle By Connie Goldin   A friend of my son grows Monarch butterflies at her home. Recently, she gave Mom to Madre two plastic cups–one containing a Monarch chrysalis and the other containing a Monarch caterpillar. Both cups were covered with a fine netting, secured with a rubber … Continue reading »

Homemade Watercolors & More

Homemade Watercolors & More

Homemade Watercolors & More Fun for kids of all ages! By Connie Goldin Mom to Madre had fun in our “test kitchen” (also known as my kitchen) making DIY watercolors that we found on Meet The Dubiens family blog. It is very inexpensive and the ingredients are all things found in most kitchens: baking soda, … Continue reading »

Holiday Reading & Activities

Holiday Reading & Activities

Enjoy The Holidays With Your Little Ones       Holiday Reading And Art Projects Fun Books and Activities By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   Do you celebrate Christmas as a sacred religious event? Or, is Christmas a fun American holiday of giving and receiving for your family and friends, with special food, a tree … Continue reading »

For Kids–Painting River Rocks

For Kids–Painting River Rocks

      Painting Rocks Is Fun for All Ages Proyecto de arte pintando piedras para las familias By Connie Goldin     Painting rocks is something even the youngest child can do. The rocks that follow this post were painted by kids of different ages. Some middle school boys need credit for the fabulous … Continue reading »