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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 ...

prepare a family emergency plan: be EVEREADY (and grab a few free books from Scholastic!)
April 18, 2014 No Comment

prepare a family emergency plan: be EVEREADY (and grab a few free books from Scholastic!)

      Free books.  FREE books! Seriously. Grab free books for making sure your family is prepared for an emergency.  And for goodness’ sake, don’t we all want to ...

easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids
April 17, 2014 No Comment

easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids

Easter is right around the corner, and we’re psyched. Not only does Easter mean egg painting and candy, family time and spring flowers, fresh starts and new hope, it means ...

alphabet egg hunt: uppercase and lowercase letter match
April 2, 2014 No Comment

alphabet egg hunt: uppercase and lowercase letter match

Kids need to learn the letters of the alphabet. And even if we play with the letters for ten minutes a day, it adds up–and before we know it, our ...

disneyland fun facts: lunchbox notes
March 31, 2014 No Comment

disneyland fun facts: lunchbox notes

      We are gearing up for a Disneyland adventure, and to prepare our family, we’re rocking some Disneyland fun fact lunchbox notes. Actually, these little fun facts are ...

turn your kids into grammar sharks: national grammar day
March 4, 2014 No Comment

turn your kids into grammar sharks: national grammar day

I have been as sick as a dog–sick as a dawwwwg– for the past few days, but today I had a little spring in my step because it was National ...

disney surprise scavenger hunt
February 20, 2014 7 comments

disney surprise scavenger hunt

      It’s been busy here for the last few days, with our insane weather and with FutureCity, Toy Fair, and National Center for Families Learning Summit all in ...

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime
February 14, 2014 No Comment

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime

    It’s been snowing a whole lot over here for the last few weeks, and in fact, this week, about 15 inches of the white stuff were dumped on ...

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool
February 11, 2014 2 comments

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool

    Longtime fans of the ole homemade Valentine, I’ve had to get a little more clever and crafty as the kids get older. But I still want them writing, ...

money poems, money songs: fun ways to teach kids about money
February 10, 2014 4 comments

money poems, money songs: fun ways to teach kids about money

originally published on 5.14.10     Maddy’s been learning about money in school. Pennies, nickels, dimes–and she’s been talking 1′s, 5′s, and 10′s like nobody’s business. Add her big half-dollars ...

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 ...