Kids

School Closings – How To Find Out if Your Child’s School is Closed

January 13, 2011
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There are numerous events that could cause an unexpected closing of your child’s school. Some Reasons Schools May Close: 1. Dangerous Weather–including hurricanes, flooding, snow, ice, tornadoes, etc. 2. Extended Electricity Outage–especially during very hot or very cold times of year, when it affects air conditioning or heating of the school 3. Water outage 4. […]

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How to Take a Good Picture of Your Child

January 9, 2011

“Say Cheese!” the photographer at school calls out. “Smile!” mom calls out when she wants a great photo at her child at his or her birthday. But is the resulting stretching of the lips when we tell our child to “smile” really what we wanted? Generally not. What we end up with is an expression […]

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10 Cool Gift Ideas for the Kids on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the next gift-giving holiday, and so it’s on my radar. I have a ten-year-old boy to buy for, and my mother. (Being a single mom, there’s no spousal or significant other gift to worry about.) I have always gotten my son gifts for Valentine’s Day, starting when he was just a baby. […]

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7 Reasons to Encourage Your Child to Watch — and Read — Naruto

December 6, 2010
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For anyone not familiar with the franchise, Naruto is the name of the main character and the title of a Manga (Japanese comic novel) and animated television series in Japan. The story and illustrations are both done by Masashi Kishimoto, who’s Naruto mangawas first published in 1999 by Shonen Jump magazine. Naruto is a long-running […]

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