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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, ...

the new rules of boy world: rosalind wiseman speaks at PEP (ticket giveaway)
September 1, 2013 2 comments

the new rules of boy world: rosalind wiseman speaks at PEP (ticket giveaway)

I have loved what Rosalind Wiseman has to say ever since I read Queen Bees and Wannabes and then Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads several years back. Both are ...

teaching kindness: labor day is neighbor day!
August 30, 2013 58 comments

teaching kindness: labor day is neighbor day!

Kindness is contagious. Really, it is. And any time we (and I’m talking you, me–anyone!)  can teach our kids to be kind–just for the sake of being kind–is a win ...

VolunteerSpot: parents AND teachers can win BIG for back-to-school (sponsored)
August 15, 2013 No Comment

VolunteerSpot: parents AND teachers can win BIG for back-to-school (sponsored)

      I’ve been a longtime fan of VolunteerSpot for the ease with which I can participate in and organize events at my kids’ school. I’ve loved them for ...

how to help kids choose just right books
July 2, 2013 4 comments

how to help kids choose just right books

It’s hard to watch a child struggle trying to read a book that is too difficult, especially when the kiddo is adamant about plowing through it.  Whether the struggles be ...

3 for real things you should do with your kids this summer
June 16, 2013 2 comments

3 for real things you should do with your kids this summer

Emails and magazines and pinterest and facebook and twitter and the newspaper are all chock full o’ great and crazy ideas for parents right now, and I’ll be honest–I’m overwhelmed. ...

pbs kids twitter event: create a literate home
June 16, 2013 No Comment

pbs kids twitter event: create a literate home

    Everyone wants to create a literate home–but how? By reading all day long, every day of the week? By talking about books 24/7? By wallpapering your kids’ rooms ...

how to create a cool, kid-friendly book nook
June 9, 2013 9 comments

how to create a cool, kid-friendly book nook

Every home should have a cozy spot reserved for reading. Call it what you want–a Book Nook, Reading Corner, Big Book Chair, whatever–but with a few key pieces, your home ...

how to get your kids started with texting: texting 101
May 14, 2013 4 comments

how to get your kids started with texting: texting 101

    Texting is big. For tweens, it’s really big.  It’s like the coolest thing ever. And everyone is doing it (or so they think), and so Maddy has asked ...

how to talk to kids about alcohol and underage drinking
April 16, 2013 2 comments

how to talk to kids about alcohol and underage drinking

———sponsored post———- My kids are not babies anymore, and I often have to remind myself of that. I started this blog way when Cora was 1, Owen was 3, and ...

how to move from little kid to big kid bedrooms (with tips from sabrina soto & target giveaway)
April 9, 2013 70 comments

how to move from little kid to big kid bedrooms (with tips from sabrina soto & target giveaway)

For a while now we have talked about making the change from little kid bedrooms to big kid bedrooms, and we finally did it. With tips from Target Style expert ...