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baby shower decorations, treats, & games: 3 ways to get your kids to help
April 21, 2014 No Comment

baby shower decorations, treats, & games: 3 ways to get your kids to help

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s.   My three kids were the first grandchildren on both sides of our ...

stay connected: teachmama.com on the web
April 7, 2014 No Comment

stay connected: teachmama.com on the web

I know you’re out there.  So let’s get–and stay!–connected! With all of the crazy changes to facebook lately, I just want to make sure we’re doing all we can to ...

earth month programming for kids: resources from PBS Kids
April 5, 2014 No Comment

earth month programming for kids: resources from PBS Kids

My friends at PBS Kids are totally ready for some fun, Earth-happy on-air programming, and my own kids are thrilled. PBS Kids and the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) ...

april fools' pranks and jokes for kids
March 26, 2014 2 comments

april fools’ pranks and jokes for kids

      Seriously, April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I know that’s not normal. I just think April Fools’ Day gives us a good excuse ...

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 ...

lent ideas for kids and families
March 6, 2014 No Comment

lent ideas for kids and families

      Lent is here. And this year, rather than have Lent be a time when my kids complain and moan because they can’t have dessert every night, I ...

mcgraw-hill education and NCFL: spread the word campaign
February 28, 2014 1 comment

mcgraw-hill education and NCFL: spread the word campaign

    March is a super-exciting month as far as reading and literacy are concerned. There’s a lot of happy going on–a lot of happy. We’ve got Read Across America ...

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 ...

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 ...