Kids

School Competitions : 7 Ways to Turn Failure Into Success

April 30, 2011

After months of practicing advanced math for hours every week, my fourth-grader’s math team finally had their big day today. Out of 20 teams, their team didn’t place in the top five. Beyond that, they have no idea how they did. All they know is that they didn’t win, despite all their hard work. For […]

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8 Things Smart Easter Bunnies Always Remember When Choosing Easter Baskets

April 14, 2011

So you’ve decided to help the Easter Bunny out this year by choosing your child’s Easter Basket. Good for you! (It’s really the least you can do, considering he doesn’t get the same “milk and cookies” treatment that Santa Claus does.) As you shop around, whether it be in brick-and-mortar stores or online, there are […]

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How to Build the Perfect Easter Basket — 9 Great Ideas That Will Leave the Easter Bunny Turning Green

April 9, 2011
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I’m kinda lucky. My son, who is now 10, has never been as voracious a candy-lover as I am. I’m sure this will serve him well as he grows into adulthood, as it will be easier to focus more on the healthy stuff without having to think about it. Don’t get me wrong–he definitely likes […]

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Fire Breaks Out in Southern Maryland – What Mini-Tragedies Can Teach Our Kids

March 2, 2011

This evening–on March 2, 2011–as I was driving my fourth grader home from Math Team practice, we saw flames off to one side of the road. They were about 50 feet in front of us when I first noticed them. I kept glancing at them to see if they were in some kind of enclosure. […]

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GOP Sends State Police After Democratic Leader Who Refuses to Do His Job – 3 Lessons To Teach Your Kids

February 18, 2011

When I first heard about this on the news yesterday, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Apparently, Wisconsin Democrats fled the state house to avoid a quorum being reached; in other words, the democrats wanted to make sure that the number of lawmakers in attendance at the state house was not high enough for […]

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5 Cool Ways to Celebrate Presidents’ Day with Your Family

February 16, 2011

Originally known as George Washington’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day is not a day that Americans honor all their past presidents. Presidents’ Day falls on the third Monday of February each year; in 2011, Presidents’ Day is February 21. I’ll admit, Presidents’ Day isn’t exactly my favorite holiday. The best thing about the day is that I […]

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If You Don’t Pre Order the 3DS Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later.

February 7, 2011

UPDATE: As of March 26, 2011, the Nintendo 3DS may be sold out for pre-orders in some stores; however, the the Nintendo 3DS is still available for preorder on Amazon.com! Even though the 3DS releases tomorrow, it’s a good idea to preorder on Amazon–because that way, you’ll know the 3DS won’t sell out before you […]

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14 Reasons Parents Should Blog with Their Kids

February 5, 2011
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Kids love to do what they see their parents doing. They also love computers and technology. So why not teach them what you know about blogging? And while you’re at it, you can teach them all about the skills related to blogging. The kids’ software industry has learned to maximize young people’s love of technology […]

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