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Nov15

The Best Thanksgiving Jokes and Graces.

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We’ve been talking about Thanksgiving a little for the past few weeks and it’s right around the corner. I thought it might be helpful to share a few Thanksgiving bits to get you ready for the big day. I have an ongoing dream that one day I will stand up before a large group of […]

Oct30
Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

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I’m breaking format this morning because…da da da DAAA…I’m an idiot who is having trick-or-treating anxiety. Yes. Trick-or-treating anxiety. My life is…really very sad. A recap of my life, pre-pathetic-ness: We lived in the city, in a building that did not get trick-or-treaters. We never even bothered to buy candy. We never took Noah out, […]

Oct30
Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

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I swear, I moved literally one mile north and all the activities are different. First we encountered the Halloween Boo, now we’ve discovered the Trunk Or Treat event. Our last elementary school celebrated Halloween with a PTA sponsored party in the evening. This party was great fun for the kids with tons of candy, cupcakes, […]

Oct26
MyHeritage: a fun time suck

MyHeritage: a fun time suck

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A few years ago I checked out MyHeritage when I read about their Celebrity Look-alike face recognition program. They’ve come a long way baby, with new applications and much better functionality for importing and sharing the results. One thing is still the same, it’s a great time suck. I lurve this new Child Look-alike Meter. […]

Oct18
How to Start A Kid’s Book Club

How to Start A Kid’s Book Club

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My kid’s new school is currently a construction area. Actually the school is not a construction area but the playground is. They are currently building the first new elementary school in our district since 1964 and although we’re all very excited to have not just a new building but a building which doesn’t leak in […]

Oct16
How To Take Great Halloween Photos

How To Take Great Halloween Photos

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I have had varying degrees of luck getting halloween photos of the kids in the past. Usually the evening passes in a blur resulting in shots like this picture of my wound up little devil. I thought it might be worth while, now that we’re exactly half way (!) to halloween to share some Halloween […]

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