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Help! I’m age 41 and Failing 4th Grade Math! πŸ’‘ School Stuff

Big is a 4th grader this year and we both are struggling with math. I am pretty sure his 4th grade math is about what I was assigned in 5th grade, and I almost failed that the first time because … Continue reading

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Mind Your Manners and Eat Your Vegetables – Made Fun! πŸ… Giveaway

My dear friend Brian, who in the past has introduced me to homemade big-batch limoncello and dandelion greens, most recently introduced me to Georgie Porgie, a clever new online boutique offering a vintage spin on thoroughly eternal parenting challenges: getting … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Ideas πŸ“‹ Top 5

Teacher Appreciation Week 2013 is May 6-10 – right around the corner! My kids’ teachers are truly amazing people, and Teacher Appreciation Week is a great opportunity to say thank you for everything they do. This year we’ve got one … Continue reading

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Water Safety πŸ’‘ Kids

When I was two years old I went to Florida with my mom to visit my grandparents. I vividly recall floating around the pool in my little inner tube while my mom sat poolside chatting with my grandmother. Soon enough … Continue reading

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Brotherhood

With three boys, two who share a room and one who wants to get in where he’s not wanted at all times, there’s usually a simmering level of outrage in this house. Someone always wants to be the boss, whether … Continue reading

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{project} 100

Friday is my kids’ 100th day of school. Do your kids do a 100th day project, where they have to create a display of 100 “things”? Mine have in kindergarten and first grade. When my oldest was in kindergarten we … Continue reading

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The Book Fairy

I have been a book lover all my life, and have been trying hard to instill a love of reading in my boys. They are very imaginative, but reading hasn’t come easily to my oldest, so this takes effort. Keeping … Continue reading

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Games We Play

How are you keeping busy this summer? Here in the desert it’s so darn hot we need to find stuff to do inside during that early-afternoon sun peak time. I call it the “siesta hour”, because that’s really theΒ best thing … Continue reading

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Controlling Parking Lot Chaos

I’ve written and read far too many articles about the surprisingly high incidence of non-traffic accidents involving children. This means that the number of children who are injured – sometimes fatally – in parking lots and even their own driveways … Continue reading

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