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prepare a family emergency plan: be EVEREADY (and grab a few free books from Scholastic!)
April 18, 2014 1 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 ...

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success
March 25, 2014 16 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 ...

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

3 ways to kick-start your family’s health

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

how every family should celebrate martin luther king, jr day
January 17, 2014 1 comment

how every family should celebrate martin luther king, jr day

    I love the idea of doing some sort of service project for the community to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.  Imagine how great the world would be ...

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 ...