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put an end to hunger in america: get the whole family involved
September 10, 2013 3 comments

put an end to hunger in america: get the whole family involved

I’ve thought long and hard about how to get my family involved in helping to end hunger in America, knowing that all around us–in DC Metro suburban community–people are hungry. ...

#weteach local workshops: parents & teachers in orlando, dc, seattle, & silicon valley
September 6, 2013 No Comment

#weteach local workshops: parents & teachers in orlando, dc, seattle, & silicon valley

We’ve got great things going on over at we teach, our network of over 6000 parents and teachers who learn from one another, share ideas, and grow as educators for ...

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 ...

back-to-school shopping: the secret to keeping kids happy AND parents happy
August 16, 2013 No Comment

back-to-school shopping: the secret to keeping kids happy AND parents happy

Back-to-School shopping can be crazy, stressful, and anxiety-producing for kids and parents alike. But there are a few things we can do to make this annual event lighter, easier, and ...

quick, easy father's day surprise notes: kid-made and dad-approved
June 14, 2013 No Comment

quick, easy father’s day surprise notes: kid-made and dad-approved

Father’s Day is here. Like practically tomorrow. And with the whirlwind of the end-of-school excitement, Father’s Day often takes a back seat to. . . well, other things. Not this ...

target school library makeovers:  what they are and why you should care
June 8, 2013 2 comments

target school library makeovers: what they are and why you should care

    Maybe you’ve heard or maybe you haven’t, but Target is big on giving back to the community. So big they’re on track to give $1 billion to education ...

give words as a gift: word conscious kids use wordle
June 4, 2013 2 comments

give words as a gift: word conscious kids use wordle

It’s that time of year again, when the fliers start coming around collecting money for teacher gifts.  And collecting for teachers’ gifts–on top of other household expenses–can really put a ...

how to write limericks for loved ones
May 11, 2013 No Comment

how to write limericks for loved ones

    Who knew that National Limerick Day was May 12? It’s true.  National Limerick Day is celebrated on May 12 to honor Edward Lear, the creator of limericks. May ...

quick and easy inexpensive thank you gifts for teachers
April 27, 2013 6 comments

quick and easy inexpensive thank you gifts for teachers

No matter how or when you do it, it’s an important time of the year to offer a sincere ‘thank you!’ to teachers, especially with National Teacher Day and Teacher ...