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Get More Out of Family Meals

Get More Out of Family Meals

You’ve probably heard a zillion times that eating together as a family is good for you. Studies show doing this a few times a week help kids to do better in school, take fewer risks, and learn to communicate better? But how are you supposed to get them there when everyone’s lives are hectic, filled, […]

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What is Your New Year’s Resolution, Mom?

What is Your New Year’s Resolution, Mom?

Out of the Mouths of Babes What is your New Year’s Resolution, Mom? This is the question my 9-year-old posed to me yesterday – which made me pause to even wonder why a 9-year-old would contemplate this goal-setting tradition. So I did what any parent who isn’t prepared with an answer might do – I […]

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7 Holiday Travel Survival Tips

7 Holiday Travel Survival Tips

Printable Activities and Easy Games to Keep Your Kids Busy The gifts are getting wrapped, the cookies are being baked, and the kids are dancing across the ceiling with excitement for the holidays, the travels, and seeing Grandma and Grandma on Christmas Eve. But how are you ever going to remain sane in the process? […]

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Raising Writers and Readers

Raising Writers and Readers

Can Begin with Poetry Free Lesson Plan and Tips You don’t have to be raising a Robert Frost or Emily Dickinson to feel the joy of poetry in your home. And not only is poetry fun for kids to hear you read (and for them to read to themselves), poetry is an excellent way to […]

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The Funnies are Serious Business

The Funnies are Serious Business

How Comics Can Help with Reading and Writing Skills It honestly didn’t really register with me that it counted as reading. That is before I had a son who only really wanted to read in short bursts – like how his brain operated for many things. Before I realized it he was hooked on comics, […]

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Activities that Bring Gratitude to the Table

Activities that Bring Gratitude to the Table

Printable Activities to Put the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving Great food, amazing family, and fun & games – three keys to a Happy Thanksgiving for our family. Each year I anticipate Thanksgiving through the eyes of my children, and try to draw them in to the spirit of the holiday with an attitude of gratitude and […]

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5 Free Reading Printables

5 Free Reading Printables

To Encourage Reluctant Readers Not every child is an automatic reader – those kids who seem to pick up reading as easily as blinking and smiling, and who always seem to have books tucked under their arms (if not held in front of their faces). If you have a reluctant reader, or your child likes […]

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Printable Science Lessons

Printable Science Lessons

Teaching the Basic Steps of Scientific Discovery Steps to Good Science (printable PDF lesson plan) Science is all around us, and our children. Whether you are planning for the science fair and need some guidance, you are an elementary teacher, or you are a homeschooling mom like me, helping kids understand the scientific process is […]

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Sanity Savers with Printable Charts

Sanity Savers with Printable Charts

For Chores, Behaviors, Goal Setting, and More Have you ever asked your child to brush his teeth for the 11th time in one night? Or watched him flounder when he was trying to reach a goal before he even really started? A great tool for behavior modification and goal setting can be charts – chore […]

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More Writing Printables

More Writing Printables

To Get Your Kids Excited about Words I love writing – but I’m ready to accept the fact that not everyone does. However, I’m not ready to resign myself to raising kids who don’t want to even try. This is why I’ve created some easy ways to get them, and any other kids, excited about […]

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