parenting

prepare a family emergency plan: be EVEREADY (and grab a few free books from Scholastic!)
April 18, 2014 No Comment

prepare a family emergency plan: be EVEREADY (and grab a few free books from Scholastic!)

      Free books.  FREE books! Seriously. Grab free books for making sure your family is prepared for an emergency.  And for goodness’ sake, don’t we all want to ...

stay connected: teachmama.com on the web
April 7, 2014 No Comment

stay connected: teachmama.com on the web

I know you’re out there.  So let’s get–and stay!–connected! With all of the crazy changes to facebook lately, I just want to make sure we’re doing all we can to ...

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success
March 25, 2014 14 comments

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success

      We are about six weeks into our laundry re-vamp, and things are going well. To be 100% honest, we have had some roadblocks.  A traveling weekend here ...

teach kids to be stain fighters: laundry from start to finish
March 12, 2014 3 comments

teach kids to be stain fighters: laundry from start to finish

      I’ve been working with my friends from Whirlpool, sharing what we’re doing over here to teach our kids to do the laundry. In just a few short ...

teach your kids how to do laundry: become wash warriors
February 25, 2014 6 comments

teach your kids how to do laundry: become wash warriors

      My kids are learning how to do laundry. And they love it.  Love it. No joke. And I want to dance! At 10, 8, and 6 years ...

stand up for yourself: at work, home, and school
February 9, 2014 No Comment

stand up for yourself: at work, home, and school

The following guest post is written by Carmen Blyth, of The Teacher Whisperer blog, a place for teachers with a story to tell. Though I know that not every person who ...

what to do when your kids find their
January 19, 2014 4 comments

what to do when your kids find their “passion”

The following guest post is written by A.J. Juliani, an author, teacher, and ‘learning addict’.   A.J. is a K-12 Technology Educator who believes in #20time and #geniushour. He’s a father ...

advanced learners: 8 ways to support them at home
January 12, 2014 6 comments

advanced learners: 8 ways to support them at home

The following guest post is written by Natalie, of Afterschool for Smarty Pants.   Natalie shares ways she enriches her daughter’s learning at home, after school.  Check it out. —————————— As ...

how to keep your family sane during a kitchen renovation
January 7, 2014 4 comments

how to keep your family sane during a kitchen renovation

    It’s been pretty quiet on the blog for the last few weeks, but it’s been insanely busy on the home front. We’re undergoing a major kitchen renovation. Combining ...

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show
October 18, 2013 4 comments

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show

    Talking big topics with your kids is sometimes so hard. Especially if you’re as emotional a person as I am. But as our kids get older, these conversations ...

new fire safety law in maryland (and smoke alarm giveaway)
September 2, 2013 6 comments

new fire safety law in maryland (and smoke alarm giveaway)

    Did you know that this summer Maryland fire safety laws have changed and that most likely you are affected? Me neither. Here’s the law: As of July 1, ...