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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 ...

what to do when your kids find their
January 19, 2014 4 comments

what to do when your kids find their “passion”

The following guest post is written by A.J. Juliani, an author, teacher, and ‘learning addict’.   A.J. is a K-12 Technology Educator who believes in #20time and #geniushour. He’s a father ...

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning
October 8, 2013 8 comments

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning

    The following guest post is written by Christie Kiley. Christie has the job I find amazing and awe-inspiring: an Occupational Therapist.  The work of these professionals is absolutely ...

reading tips and more: scholastic raise a reader blog
April 15, 2013 1 comment

reading tips and more: scholastic raise a reader blog

It’s been an incredibly exciting 2013 so far, with all of the awesome going on over at we teach and the sweet redesign over here at teach mama. But another ...

an easy-to-build stage for the performers in your family
March 6, 2013 7 comments

an easy-to-build stage for the performers in your family

That’s right. A stage. So your kids can totally rock it out during your spring break Staycation.  Or so your house becomes THE house for playdates.  Or so you and ...

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, ...

how to prepare your family for a weather emergency (especially in the dc metro area)
October 28, 2012 14 comments

how to prepare your family for a weather emergency (especially in the dc metro area)

Something’s coming our way. Something big. Something named Sandy who is bringing with her high winds, ‘astronomical’ tides, and rain like we’ve not seen in decades. I’m trying hard–hard!–not to ...

water bead free play: relaxing, soothing, & so totally worth it
October 20, 2012 3 comments

water bead free play: relaxing, soothing, & so totally worth it

During the school year, my kids are tired. Their days are long, the nights are short, and quite frankly, they’re just tired. Add an afternoon activity one or two days ...

keeping kids' teeth clean during a candy-filled month
October 7, 2012 6 comments

keeping kids’ teeth clean during a candy-filled month

I am admittedly not a flosser. I rarely floss my own teeth, and I rarely floss my kids’ teeth. There. I said it. And though I am past the point ...

morning and evening reminders for kids: easy reader style
October 3, 2012 8 comments

morning and evening reminders for kids: easy reader style

Every day is a little bit different in our house—and everyone’s house. But deep down, we all thrive on consistency, on patterns, on schedules. I’ve always been a big fan ...

2 tricks to an organized school year
September 5, 2012 14 comments

2 tricks to an organized school year

How do you stay organized during the school year? What do you do to not get lost in the sea of papers your kids bring home from school each day? ...