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foam dough: serious rainy day indoor fun
July 11, 2013 1 comment

foam dough: serious rainy day indoor fun

I’m all about trying new and exciting things with my kids, and today’s activity is no different. Totally strange, completely weird. Absolutely new for us. I went on a whim ...

kid-friendly july 4th treat: flag cake
June 28, 2013 No Comment

kid-friendly july 4th treat: flag cake

One of our favorite summertime traditions involves sweets (big surprise). Every year for as long as I can remember, the kids and I have made a July 4th flag cake.  ...

smart summer fun ideas: 2013 calendar
June 13, 2013 1 comment

smart summer fun ideas: 2013 calendar

Hard to believe that in just a few days my kids will no longer be third, first, and Kindergartners and will instead be fourth, second, and first graders! UN-believable. Maddy ...

budgie and parakeet fun fact lunchbox notes: help kids find reliable sources online
May 22, 2013 4 comments

budgie and parakeet fun fact lunchbox notes: help kids find reliable sources online

We are now the proud owners of two budgies. Or parakeets. Or budgerigars. Two budgies.  Two boys (we hope!). Right. Apparently, all budgies are parakeets but not all parakeets are ...

fab kids' app: interactive books, music, & more (& iPad mini giveaway!)
February 22, 2013 184 comments

fab kids’ app: interactive books, music, & more (& iPad mini giveaway!)

I’ve looked at dozens and dozens and dozens of kids’ apps in recent months. Many? Kinda cool. A handful? Pretty rough around the edges. Some? Pretty darn fabulous and really, ...

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 ...

PBS LearningMedia: fab, free resources for teaching learning
February 5, 2013 No Comment

PBS LearningMedia: fab, free resources for teaching learning

This Wednesday, I’m thrilled to celebrate a site rich with resources for teaching and learning. I’m thrilled to have a chance to hang out with great parents and educators. And ...

candy cane experiments, 2.0
January 22, 2013 6 comments

candy cane experiments, 2.0

We are always looking for reasons to play with our food over here, so when we put away the last of the holiday decorations, instead of tossing our candy canes, ...

iPad apps: best apps for teaching, learning and fun
December 24, 2012 19 comments

iPad apps: best apps for teaching, learning and fun

Here it is–the long-awaited post that I promised months ago: iPad apps for teaching, learning, and fun. But what better day to share it than on a day when many–many!–families ...

kids baking for a cause: Shot@Life #blog4cause, week 2
November 17, 2012 4 comments

kids baking for a cause: Shot@Life #blog4cause, week 2

Week three has come and gone of our #blog4cause campaign, and we couldn’t be more thrilled at our participation! We know that as we move further into the holiday season, ...

digital wellness: keeping your whole family tech-healthy
November 16, 2012 7 comments

digital wellness: keeping your whole family tech-healthy

Flu season is right around the corner. Spend five minutes in any elementary or preschool, and you’ll hear a chorus of coughs, sneezes, and nose-blowing.  Or worse. We often give ...