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our super-special Kindergarten lunchbox love notes
August 27, 2012 4 comments

our super-special Kindergarten lunchbox love notes

One of my first, most distinct happy, happy memories was when I was six years old. I was eating my very first lunch out of my very first lunchbox, in ...

daniel tiger's neighborhood: quality programming for preschoolers
August 24, 2012 79 comments

daniel tiger’s neighborhood: quality programming for preschoolers

When something seems bad, turn it around. . .                           . . . and find something good. I like it. And I know my kids would love it too–and even ...

hello teacher notes: let kids connect with teachers
August 17, 2012 3 comments

hello teacher notes: let kids connect with teachers

Another one of our fave back-to-school traditions involves a little bit of writing, some decorating, and a wee bit of walking. Not much walking, really.  Just to the mailbox or ...

back-to-school shopping: get the kids involved
August 13, 2012 10 comments

back-to-school shopping: get the kids involved

I can hardly believe it’s that time of year again, but it is. Last year, when we waited until (gasp!) the week before school to start for our Back-to-School shopping, ...

how to prepare your child for kindergarten -- summertime prep
August 2, 2012 32 comments

how to prepare your child for kindergarten — summertime prep

This time last summer, we were gearing up to send off my sweet boy to Kindergarten, and this year, it’s my baby’s turn. Cora will walk into those elementary school ...

10 fun ways of helping kids learn the abc's
June 28, 2012 8 comments

10 fun ways of helping kids learn the abc’s

It’s so easy for us to say we want our kids to learn the ABC’s and 123′s before kids hit Kindergarten, but how do we actually do it? Is there ...

how to prepare your kids to see disney pixar's brave
June 23, 2012 7 comments

how to prepare your kids to see disney pixar’s brave

Since we don’t go to the movies all that often, I’m all about doing what we can to prepare kids for movies before we go. I’m a nervous kind of ...

what to do with children's artwork
June 6, 2012 8 comments

what to do with children’s artwork

This time of the year, I always seem to be drowning in my kids’ artwork. The nifty system of organization I started in September has long expired, and piles of ...

free summertime learning eBook: ways to make summer learning FUN!
June 1, 2012 3 comments

free summertime learning eBook: ways to make summer learning FUN!

Finally. . . it’s here! A free summertime learning eBook created by the amazingly talented members of we teach, packed with ways that any parent can make summer learning F-U-N! ...

using the calculator: breakfast time learning
May 30, 2012 1 comment

using the calculator: breakfast time learning

Breakfast has long been a time for sneaking in some learning over here, but it’s not always easy. It’s certainly not every single day. Some days everyone’s up and ready ...

disney social media moms celebration: 5 life lessons learned
May 11, 2012 16 comments

disney social media moms celebration: 5 life lessons learned

I am over the moon to share all that I learned at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, but it just cannot be done in a single post. So today, ...