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easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids
April 17, 2014 No Comment

easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids

Easter is right around the corner, and we’re psyched. Not only does Easter mean egg painting and candy, family time and spring flowers, fresh starts and new hope, it means ...

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
April 7, 2014 No Comment

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

      When I was teaching, I always had a bulletin board full of opportunities for my students to win contests, write essays, submit poems, and receive accolades outside ...

disneyland fun facts: lunchbox notes
March 31, 2014 No Comment

disneyland fun facts: lunchbox notes

      We are gearing up for a Disneyland adventure, and to prepare our family, we’re rocking some Disneyland fun fact lunchbox notes. Actually, these little fun facts are ...

april fools' pranks and jokes for kids
March 26, 2014 2 comments

april fools’ pranks and jokes for kids

      Seriously, April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I know that’s not normal. I just think April Fools’ Day gives us a good excuse ...

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 ...

2 easy ways to teach reading at mealtime
March 18, 2014 No Comment

2 easy ways to teach reading at mealtime

Believe it. You can teach your kids how to read while you’re sitting down to breakfast. You can teach your kids to read while you’re making lunches. You can teach ...

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 ...

raising creative kids: target 'kid made modern' $150 giveaway
March 11, 2014 63 comments

raising creative kids: target ‘kid made modern’ $150 giveaway

      One of the things I love about working with Target is that I have had the opportunity to meet some really great people, do some really fun things, ...

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 ...