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A New Children's STEM Book, Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery?

A New Children’s STEM Book, Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery?

The Kickstarter campaign for my kids' book on scientific inquiry has just launched. Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery? is the first book in my forthcoming series on pseudoscience, hoaxes, and extraordinary claims. The approximately 90-page book for kids ages 9 to ...
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Parenting

teaching kids household responsibilities

Teaching Kids to Do Chores Offers Many Benefits

Oh, the chore wars. How I remember those days all too well, and the shock that struck every time I looked into my kids', and particularly my son's, bedrooms. There'd be mounds of clothes strewn about the room,  toys and games spilled ...
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How to Find a Tutor for Your Child on Any Budget

Oh, the memories this dredges up. Although my kids didn't have difficulty understanding their homework, attention issues and poor time management skills made for endless homework battles while my kids were growing up. So if your child has a learning disability, poor or ...
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how to recognize bullying

How to Recognize Bullying – and Stop it Dead in its Tracks

How to Recognize Bullying - and Stop it Dead in its Tracks The recent video of Keaton, the 11-year-old Tennessee boy who's endured repeated bullying and teasing about his nose is just one more example of a problem that's all too common ...
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teaching kids kindness

Teaching Kids Kindness: ‘Tis the Season for Kind Gestures

Amid our busy lives, it's easy to lose sight of the little things we can do to make the world a kinder, gentler place. Thinking back to all the responsibilities of raising kids, not to mention trying to balance a career, I'm ...
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Lifestyle

Kidproof Your Home Before It Becomes a Wrecking Zone

Kidproof Your Home Before It Becomes a Wrecking Zone

While my kids were growing up, I never ceased to be amazed by the damage such little tots could cause to my possessions and home. Over the years, I've raised several large and giant breed dogs from puppyhood including a doberman, golden ...
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Kids Room Organization Ideas: Get Those Clutter Zones Under Control

Kids Room Organization Ideas: Get Those Clutter Zones Under Control

If there's one thing I do well, it's organizing and maximizing space. I became a pro at kids room organization in particular when my kids were young. Our first home was small, especially the kids' rooms, and required creative strategies to deal ...
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make new year resolutions stick

Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick by Changing Your Perspective

"Sometimes we know the best thing to do, but fail to do it. New year's resolutions are often like that. We make resolutions because we know it would be better for us to lose weight, or get fit, or spend more time ...
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winter safety tips for play and travel

Winter Safety Tips for Travel & Play: Weathering the Cold, Snow, & Ice

Old Man Winter has paid an early visit to much of the Northern part of the country and will be making another round just in time for the holidays. After living in Arizona for nearly 6 years, returning to Michigan a couple ...
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Winter Health Tips for Your Family to Weather the Cold

A couple things I don't miss about being a mom are watching my kids suffer from a cold, virus, or flu and the frequency of being sick myself that comes with being a parent of young kids. Because of young children's developing ...
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Kidproof Your Home Before It Becomes a Wrecking Zone

Kidproof Your Home Before It Becomes a Wrecking Zone

While my kids were growing up, I never ceased to be amazed by the damage such little tots could cause to my possessions and home. Over the years, I've raised several large and giant breed dogs from puppyhood including a doberman, golden ...
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Kids Room Organization Ideas: Get Those Clutter Zones Under Control

Kids Room Organization Ideas: Get Those Clutter Zones Under Control

If there's one thing I do well, it's organizing and maximizing space. I became a pro at kids room organization in particular when my kids were young. Our first home was small, especially the kids' rooms, and required creative strategies to deal ...
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monthly kids subscription boxes

17 Monthly Subscription Boxes for Kids – Year-Round Fun and Learning

With the long winter months ahead, how are you going to keep your kids entertained? Monthly subscription boxes for kids are loads of fun for boys and girls. What I like most is there are also many fun educational subscriptions to choose ...
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gifts for the man who has everything

Gift Ideas for the Man (or Woman) Who Has Everything

Although this isn't a parenting topic, I think you'll find it quite useful. If it saves you a few hours of shopping for the impossible gift recipients on your list, it's more time you can spend with your kids during the busy ...
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15 Educational STEM Toys - Gifts Your Kids Will Love

15 Educational STEM Toys – Gifts Your Kids Will Love

When my kids were young, I loved shopping for STEM toys. I don't think the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics was around (or at least it wasn't a well-known term). But such educational toys surely existed. As a gma, I ...
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