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new for us friday: fine motor FUN with stamp markers
May 25, 2012 5 comments

new for us friday: fine motor FUN with stamp markers

Ever since Owen was teeny and couldn’t manage to figure out the tripod grip (the fancy name for the proper way to hold a pencil or pen), I’ve been on ...

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 ...

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 ...

more secrets to an awesome fairy party: flower napkin rings
April 10, 2012 4 comments

more secrets to an awesome fairy party: flower napkin rings

I promise that I’m not turning into a fairy party junkie–this is my last fairy princess spa party-related post, and it’s a quickie. It’s just that I so don’t believe ...

quick trick: keep. those. LIDS!
April 2, 2012 6 comments

quick trick: keep. those. LIDS!

How many of you have recycle bins that are nearly overflowing by the end of the week? I know ours is, despite all of the recyclables that I ‘rescue’ for ...

new for us friday: teachmama.com channel
March 30, 2012 10 comments

new for us friday: teachmama.com channel

This New For Us Friday is a quickie little something fun and new for us that we’re really excited about. Though I’ve thrown a handful of videos up on the ...

meet THE melissa of melissa & doug!
March 16, 2012 7 comments

meet THE melissa of melissa & doug!

Is there really a Melissa? And if there’s a real Melissa, is there a real Doug? Do they really make toys? And if they’re real people–do they have kids? Do ...

honoring our friend susan, @whymommy
February 6, 2012 45 comments

honoring our friend susan, @whymommy

I remember so vividly beautiful you standing by the window in your blue dress, Susan. The one that Jess gave to you because it fit you so perfectly and you ...

@whymommy love fest, part 3
January 31, 2012 3 comments

@whymommy love fest, part 3

Huge, happy–gentle!–hugs to our dear friend, Susan, of Toddler Planet. Here is part three of THE most incredible digital card that has ever been made to show Susan just HOW ...

@whymommy love fest, part two
January 26, 2012 3 comments

@whymommy love fest, part two

Here’s our happy, full-o’-love, cyber-hug for our friend Susan, part two. It’s only a fraction of what we’ve received, which amazes all of us. Set to the amazing music of ...

@whymommy love fest
January 24, 2012 6 comments

@whymommy love fest

We have had an overwhelming response to the call for @whymommy love over the last 24 hours, and the love keeps on flowin’ in! With love, Susan, here is part ...