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learn through play eBook bundle: spring & summer fun learning
April 8, 2013 No Comment

learn through play eBook bundle: spring & summer fun learning

*Though the Learn Through Play eBook Bundle special is over, you may still purchase these eBooks at any time!   Just click through to the ones you are most interested in, ...

april fool's family fun: 3 no-fail ways to get kids laughing
April 1, 2013 3 comments

april fool’s family fun: 3 no-fail ways to get kids laughing

I’ve always found April Fools’ time a great excuse to sneak in a few extra laughs, some silliness, some second-glances, and some smiles.  I’ll even take eye-rolls if it comes ...

our digital kids: teaching, supporting, and parenting 21st century learners
March 11, 2013 5 comments

our digital kids: teaching, supporting, and parenting 21st century learners

It’s no secret that we’re raising children in a totally different world than the one we knew as kids. Gone are the days of letting kids run as free birds ...

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 ...

our fave programming for 6-9 year olds
February 11, 2013 14 comments

our fave programming for 6-9 year olds

We are big into managing our kids’ screen time over here, and that’s no secret. Though we truly value all they can learn with the help of technology, and we ...

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 ...

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 ...

practice reading, speaking, and thinking: an app for connecting
December 11, 2012 8 comments

practice reading, speaking, and thinking: an app for connecting

I’ve spent most of my adult life on a quest for a magical something that will help bridge the distance between my home here in Maryland and my home in ...

5 parenting tricks for the busy holiday season
November 27, 2012 12 comments

5 parenting tricks for the busy holiday season

I know I need all the parenting tricks I can carry any day of the week, let alone during the busy holiday season. Though I’m not proud to admit it, ...

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 ...

results of our family's 3-week oral care challenge
November 4, 2012 2 comments

results of our family’s 3-week oral care challenge

Okay, so the results are in for our family’s 3-week oral care challenge. And our findings are both good–and bad. I have to say that our Oral Care Challenge couldn’t ...