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quick trick: how to teach kids to write number 5
May 10, 2012 19 comments

quick trick: how to teach kids to write number 5

Many, many children I know have a difficult time learning to write number five. Actually many children I know have a difficult time writing many of the numbers because they ...

how to develop language through play
May 7, 2012 No Comment

how to develop language through play

I’m excited to share a few posts I’ve written that focus on developing children’s language through play. Each short article offers parents two teeny little tips that they can easily ...

quick trick: how to eliminate bickering
April 23, 2012 32 comments

quick trick: how to eliminate bickering

Do your kids bicker? About where they sit in the car. . . or who gets the last bowl of the ‘good’ cereal? About who gets the first shower, the ...

5 easy ways to raise earth-friendly kids
April 20, 2012 20 comments

5 easy ways to raise earth-friendly kids

Really, nothing about raising kids is easy. I so know this to be true.   I think I’m pretty honest about my own on-the-job struggles, and most people I talk ...

bullying: end it at home, school, everywhere
April 5, 2012 26 comments

bullying: end it at home, school, everywhere

Thanks to The Bully Project for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website to join the movement and learn more.     Bullying is not okay. It’s not okay at home, ...

secrets to a fabulous, at-home fairy princess spa party
March 29, 2012 14 comments

secrets to a fabulous, at-home fairy princess spa party

    Cora has spent literally the last six months talking about her March birthday party. She talked about the party every day.  Every. Single. Day. For the last six ...

150 things for kids to do
March 23, 2012 26 comments

150 things for kids to do

I’ve been in dire need of a little Quick Trick to hand Owen when he says, I’m bored. What can I do? My usual responses: Oh, I’m so happy you’re ...

new for us friday: SitterScout = more ME time!
March 17, 2012 2 comments

new for us friday: SitterScout = more ME time!

Parenting is a pretty hard gig. A very hard gig. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it every day because it’s so true. Anyone who tells you otherwise is ...

quick trick: play. outdoors. (no matter the weather!)
March 14, 2012 30 comments

quick trick: play. outdoors. (no matter the weather!)

Who knows what happened to winter this year? I am convinced that we had absolutely no snow this year because this was the first time I ever–ever!–bought snow boots for ...

new for us friday: gem jars 2.0
March 2, 2012 25 comments

new for us friday: gem jars 2.0

    This New For Us Friday I’m sharing a new and improved version of one of the best things we’ve ever invited into our home: gem jars. We introduced ...

best of teach mama countdown: #1 -- candy sushi
January 14, 2012 2 comments

best of teach mama countdown: #1 — candy sushi

I know, I know. It kind of makes me laugh, but our how to make candy sushi post has seen quite a bit o’ traffic over the last year. As ...