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virtual travel: kids can explore without leaving home
March 10, 2014 No Comment

virtual travel: kids can explore without leaving home

    Springtime often means sunshine and warm breezes, park play dates and bike rides. But it also means rain boots and umbrellas.  Long and lazy afternoons inside, waiting for ...

3 ways to kick-start your family's health (sponsored)
March 7, 2014 No Comment

3 ways to kick-start your family’s health (sponsored)

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s. Shop online and save money to live better at Walmart.com   Spring is around ...

lent ideas for kids and families
March 6, 2014 No Comment

lent ideas for kids and families

      Lent is here. And this year, rather than have Lent be a time when my kids complain and moan because they can’t have dessert every night, I ...

turn your kids into grammar sharks: national grammar day
March 4, 2014 No Comment

turn your kids into grammar sharks: national grammar day

I have been as sick as a dog–sick as a dawwwwg– for the past few days, but today I had a little spring in my step because it was National ...

celebrate creativity: PBS Kids writers contest for K-3
February 27, 2014 No Comment

celebrate creativity: PBS Kids writers contest for K-3

One of the greatest ways to get kids invested and interested in writing is to give them authentic reasons to write. When I was teaching high school, I kept a huge ...

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 ...

disney surprise scavenger hunt
February 20, 2014 7 comments

disney surprise scavenger hunt

      It’s been busy here for the last few days, with our insane weather and with FutureCity, Toy Fair, and National Center for Families Learning Summit all in ...

analog twitter wall to build relationships and digital citizenship
February 16, 2014 No Comment

analog twitter wall to build relationships and digital citizenship

The following guest post is written by Drew Minock, of Two Guys and Some iPads and the Two Guys podcast.  Drew knows his stuff. Check him out. I absolutely love this ...

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime
February 14, 2014 No Comment

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime

    It’s been snowing a whole lot over here for the last few weeks, and in fact, this week, about 15 inches of the white stuff were dumped on ...

money poems, money songs: fun ways to teach kids about money
February 10, 2014 4 comments

money poems, money songs: fun ways to teach kids about money

originally published on 5.14.10     Maddy’s been learning about money in school. Pennies, nickels, dimes–and she’s been talking 1′s, 5′s, and 10′s like nobody’s business. Add her big half-dollars ...

black history month: resources for kids and families
February 8, 2014 No Comment

black history month: resources for kids and families

    We often talk about race in our home, but lately my kids have become more and more curious about the struggles that many so many groups have faced–African-Americans ...