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10-to-13 yrs old (Pre-Teen)
Nov28
Best Children’s Crafts Websites and Resources: Tiny hands must be kept busy.

Best Children’s Crafts Websites and Resources: Tiny hands must be kept busy.

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You all rolled your eyes at me a few weeks ago when I shared all the personalized gifts and the letters to Santa. “Christmas!?” You yelled at the computer screen in your bathrobe. “Why! We’ve barely passed Halloween!” I think you’re Jimmy Stewart. Who’s laughing now that you ate a wonderful feast and it’s time […]

Nov15

Nourishing inspiration (Best Food Blogs)

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I’ve been reading food blogs for about a year now and I’m always left with the impression that it’s quite possible I could be enjoying food more than I am now. Specifically buying the ingredients and putting together the food I feed my family with. I’ve been sick for a couple of days now and […]

Nov07

I wonder if Santa uses emoticons. (Dear Santa Letter Week: children’s stationery & resources)

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This week is Dear Santa Letter Week, which means you should…you know, write a letter to Santa. We have to write letters to Santa because the prospect of seeing Santa at the mall gives my children hives. The last time my daughter saw Santa was six years ago when she was two years old. She […]

Oct26

I always wanted to be in the top reading group. (National Book Month: Best Online Resources for Finding Children’s Books)

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I mentioned before this is National Book Month and I wondered to myself, ‘Are there blogs about children’s books? A place parents can go to weed through all the choices in children’s literature narrowing down the field to a more reasonable and less overwhelming number of books?’ I have very long conversations with myself you […]

Sep29

“Come on everyone and Mousercise!” (Family Health & Fitness Day: Best tips for getting family active)

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Tomorrow, September 30th, is Family Health & Fitness Day. Let’s start out with this plain fact: I hate exercise. This is the part where you tell me how I just haven’t found the thing I like to do yet. And I’ll nod and stare blankly at you as you run through a long list of […]

Sep25
Family Day: Share a Meal. (Best Ideas for Mealtime with Kids)

Family Day: Share a Meal. (Best Ideas for Mealtime with Kids)

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Today is Family Day which means it’s a day to eat dinner with your family. This ‘holiday’ was started in 2001 by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Researchers at the center have “consistently found that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are […]

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