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today I am thankful
February 6, 2014 18 comments

today I am thankful

Today I am thankful. The skies have been grey and temperatures frigid for the last three weeks. Dirty socks and sweatshirts cover my kids’ floors. There was too much yelling ...

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 ...

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition
December 18, 2013 2 comments

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition

    The following guest post is written by Karen Blake. Karen is a teacher, mom of three, and aunt of many.  She’s a lover of traditions and is quite ...

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday
November 28, 2013 2 comments

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday

      We’re longtime fans of the advent calendar and and longtime fans of coffee. When we stepped up our game last year and sprung for a Keurig, every ...

3 reasons we are thankful for our Intel All-In-One PC (sponsored)
November 27, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons we are thankful for our Intel All-In-One PC (sponsored)

    We are wholeheartedly thankful for many of the opportunities that writing this little bloggy-blog affords because it is truly a labor of love. For many, many years I ...

giving thanks every day: easy, at-home graffiti board
November 5, 2013 1 comment

giving thanks every day: easy, at-home graffiti board

Our house is already knee-deep in holiday catalogs, mailers, and promos, and it’s totally insane. So in order to ‘reign in’ the madness early in the game and to help ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

susan neibur: we celebrate you
February 6, 2013 8 comments

susan neibur: we celebrate you

Susan, My dear friend. We miss you. And we celebrate you, my friend. Every day. Though we miss your sweet face. We celebrate your amazing, encouraging words. We celebrate your ...