Every year I send my parents a gingerbread house for their solstice dessert party, complete with their last name iced on the front door. The door with their name is left...
Category: Books, Craft Ideas, Entertainment, Family, Food, Hilltown Families, Holidays, Howto, Links, Reading Lists, Recipes, Resources, Sienna, Suggested Activity Tags: Baking, Cookbooks, Gingerbread Houses, Gingerbread Man, Gluten-Free
The Dragonfly Races: An Interview with Ellis Paul by Sienna Wildfield There’s a lot of great music and there are many musicians that my daughter and I have become very fond...
Category: Entertainment, Family, Hilltown Families, Hilltown Family Variety Show, Interview, music, Sienna Tags: Ellis Paul, Interview
As the room buzzed with laughter and chatting I watched the children beam over their designs. I thought to myself that creations a professional pastry chef can execute with a frosting...
Category: Entertainment, Family, Food, Sienna Tags: Valentine's Day
Not only can this traditional Russian icon be used to educate your kids about fertility and motherhood, it can also be used to teach them about world culture and customs too.
Category: Art, CAM, Cultural Events, Education, Family, Hilltown Families, History, Homeschooling, Shelburne Falls, Sienna, Suggested Activity, Video, Winter 08 Cam Tags: Folk Art, Matryoshka Dolls, Russia. World Culture, Russian Nesting Dolls
I'm fond of this holiday not because I'm of Swedish descent (because I'm not), but because it gives me a cultural nudge to take down my tree, otherwise "O Tannenbaum" would...
Category: Entertainment, Family, Hilltown Families, Holidays, Sienna, Suggested Events Tags: Afterschool Programs, Family Performance, Homeshool Programs, Kids Concert, St. Knut's Day, Things to do in Western Massachusetts
For our local Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar, Persephone (age 5) drew Christmas Spiders for her holiday cards to be sold during the event. Here she gives to a video tutorial on how...
Category: Craft Ideas, Holidays, Howto, Sienna, Video Tags: Christmas, Christmas Spider, DIY Holiday Cards, Handmade Holiday Cards, Kids-Made, Santa Claus
COBWEB CHRISTMAS By Sienna Wildfield For the Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar my 5yo daughter made holiday cards using the Christmas Spider as her motif. Why the Christmas Spider? Well, last year she...
Category: Books, Craft Ideas, Entertainment, Family, Hilltown Families, Holidays, Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar, Sienna Tags: Christmas Spider, Cobweb Christmas, Folklore, Holiday Legends, Legend of Tinsel
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