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How to Get Things for Free – Part 1

August 28, 2011 by admin  
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How to get something for free – Part 1 We all like stuff for free. There is even a new reality show about it now — Extreme Sweepstakes. My daughter told me its about people who spend 6-7 hours a day entering contests to win free stuff. It is their job. One dad won everything [...]

Helping Children Grow

April 19, 2011 by admin  
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I love Spring in the Northwest. After months of gray skies, torrential rain, hail, freezing winds, and snow, cherry trees start blooming. Its hard to capture the beauty of the blooming trees. You are driving along, surrounded by evergreens and trees bare of leaves and then you are astounded by a vibrant tree covered in [...]

Taking Control of the Family Schedule or What Spiders Have to Teach Us About Organization

September 22, 2010 by admin  
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School has started. Homework is being assigned. Spelling words are being memorized. Lunches are being packed. The schedule is getting filled to the brim. The vacations we took this summer feel like a dream. Did they really happen? Bummer — It’s only September! Often, the worst part of the start of school for moms, dads [...]

How to Challenge Toddlers and Puppies

September 7, 2010 by admin  
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We added a puppy to our family this spring, Bailey. As with all puppies, kittens, babies and toddlers, he is energetic, inquisitive and curious. He runs when he could walk. He bounces everywhere, starting first thing in the morning, jumping out of bed, excited to see what new adventures will come his way. He craves challenge, stimulation and fun. Just like puppies, as parents, we can use our childrens’ innate desire to grow to help them learn math, reading, spelling and phonics in fun, exciting ways.

The Magic of Fountains

November 15, 2009 by admin  
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Suzie and Michelle’s most recent picture of their travels is of the fountain in Central Park in New York City.  There are two things I thought about when I saw this picture.  One is water.  Have you ever thought about how free water is and how much children love water?  They love just putting their [...]

Learners Lane Hits NYC

October 21, 2009 by admin  
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Michelle and Suzie are busy in New York City at the National Publicity Summit. It is a crash course in learning the best way to tell parents and caregivers about Michelle’s new book, “What Children Need to Learn to Read.” While there, Suzie sent me pictures from sights they had time to visit. As always, [...]