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5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers
March 17, 2013 1 comment

5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers

It’s here. My first eBook on reading and literacy and all that stuff I really, really love. And I’m totally psyched. 5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers. There ...

raising girls who rock the world: books, motivation, and more
March 8, 2013 8 comments

raising girls who rock the world: books, motivation, and more

Raising kids–kids who are strong and confident and smart and happy and kind–is a job that I take very seriously. But I especially think that raising girls who are strong ...

read across america day EVERY day of the year
March 1, 2013 1 comment

read across america day EVERY day of the year

It’s Read Across America Day!  Only something that everyone’s been talking about for days and days and days and days now, but don’t worry if you’re already in your pj’s ...

listen to what kids are saying: highlights state of the kid report
January 25, 2013 6 comments

listen to what kids are saying: highlights state of the kid report

One thing I love about Highlights is that they listen to kids. They read every single letter sent to them. Over 50,000 letters are sent to Highlights each year, and ...

teach kids the days of the week (a super-easy way!)
January 8, 2013 11 comments

teach kids the days of the week (a super-easy way!)

Teaching kids the days of the week doesn’t need to be a huge event. Parents don’t need printables, charts, diagrams, or huge posters. Sure, a calendar hanging on the wall ...

homemade name necklaces for girls and boys
December 21, 2012 11 comments

homemade name necklaces for girls and boys

For months and months and months and months, Cora has asked for three things: her name on a cup, her name on a shirt, and her name on a necklace. ...

strategies for handling sad, tragic news--as a family
December 15, 2012 11 comments

strategies for handling sad, tragic news–as a family

Today, my heart is heavy with the news of the shooting in Newtown, Conneticut, and though I am not at all close to the area and though I do not ...

take time to give this holiday: #blog4cause
December 9, 2012 5 comments

take time to give this holiday: #blog4cause

We’re right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, and it’s hard to slow down at this point. I totally get that. Believe me. But it’s so important ...

my new fave holiday cards: minted (and $100 giveaway!)
November 19, 2012 44 comments

my new fave holiday cards: minted (and $100 giveaway!)

Holiday cards are a big deal for me. In fact, I love them. So when I find a company who really does holiday cards well, I, well, kinda want to ...

digital wellness: keeping your whole family tech-healthy
November 16, 2012 7 comments

digital wellness: keeping your whole family tech-healthy

Flu season is right around the corner. Spend five minutes in any elementary or preschool, and you’ll hear a chorus of coughs, sneezes, and nose-blowing.  Or worse. We often give ...

notes for mom (or dad) -- because we ALL need them
November 7, 2012 6 comments

notes for mom (or dad) — because we ALL need them

Ever have one of those days when you need a serious pat on the back? A hug? A gold star? Ever wish that at the end of the day that ...