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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 ...

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages
December 29, 2013 2 comments

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages

  While the kids are busy shakin’ their party shakers or rockin’ out to some Bingo Bonanza, the adults can have their New Year’s Eve fun, too. Actually, everyone can have ...

top 2 insider secrets for motivating your kids to read
November 16, 2013 6 comments

top 2 insider secrets for motivating your kids to read

Every parent hopes that their kids grow up to be readers, right? Sure above all, we hope our kids grow to be happy, law-abiding, well-adjusted human beings, but beyond that, ...

help tweens with speaking, sharing, and video reviews: kidzvuz
November 11, 2013 No Comment

help tweens with speaking, sharing, and video reviews: kidzvuz

As a parent of a tween, I’m up for almost anything that will help her become better at speaking, thinking, and sharing her ideas and opinions. As an educator, I ...

top 10 ways to talk to kids about books
June 7, 2013 No Comment

top 10 ways to talk to kids about books

Sometimes it’s all we can do to just read with our kids. And honestly? That counts.  Big time.  So we should be happy if we’re reading with our kids. Woot! ...

raising word conscious kids: a chat with Mando and Rosita of Sesame Street
May 16, 2013 1 comment

raising word conscious kids: a chat with Mando and Rosita of Sesame Street

I can’t stress enough the importance of raising word-conscious kids. Words are everywhere, all around us. Why not capitalize on the learning opportunities available to us everywhere we turn? If ...

how to talk to kids about alcohol and underage drinking
April 16, 2013 2 comments

how to talk to kids about alcohol and underage drinking

———sponsored post———- My kids are not babies anymore, and I often have to remind myself of that. I started this blog way when Cora was 1, Owen was 3, and ...

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 ...

how to use iPad notes for quick, fun interviews
April 4, 2013 2 comments

how to use iPad notes for quick, fun interviews

We’ve been biting our nails over here, waiting for a new baby to come and slowly moving back into school mode after Spring Break. As Maddy, Owen, and Cora are ...

5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers
March 17, 2013 1 comment

5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers

It’s here. My first eBook on reading and literacy and all that stuff I really, really love. And I’m totally psyched. 5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers. There ...

raising girls who rock the world: books, motivation, and more
March 8, 2013 8 comments

raising girls who rock the world: books, motivation, and more

Raising kids–kids who are strong and confident and smart and happy and kind–is a job that I take very seriously. But I especially think that raising girls who are strong ...