Monthly Archive for July, 2009

Kindergarten update

The meeting minutes from our school board’s last session included a bit about how Junior Kindergarten will not be in existence this year. I have to admit, I felt a bit guilty when I read this as it was my decision to send Logan to Kindergarten that caused the whole thing to disintegrate. The superintendent […]

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Cashing in on your kids!

Have you ever read a parenting article and thought, “I could write that!” If you have, then this post is for you. My friends/colleagues/fellow writers Jeannette Moninger, Kris Bordessa and Teri Cettina, have written an e-book called “Cash In On Your Kids: Parenting Queries That Worked.” Between them, these gals have written for magazines like […]

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Blogging With Integrity

Today a good friend sent me a link to this NPR article about bloggers, particularly mom bloggers, and their practices regarding product reviews and sponsorships. Basically, the issue is about whether or not readers can trust blog reviewers to give an honest review, since they may have been paid, or, at the very least, seduced […]

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It has come to my attention that I am perceived to be the author of mushy tributes to my kids. Funny enough, I was thinking the exact same thing a couple days before I read Ron Doyle’s description of my blog, which happens to be one of the winners of his Ripe Tomato Award for […]

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A blast from my past

At their birthday party last weekend, Rachel and Andie received gift cards to Claire’s, a tween/teen girl’s dream store. Full of accessories such as jewelry, makeup, hair doo-dads and even flip-flops, it’s a fun little boutique that I frequented as a college student. I can’t say I’ve been there much in the past 12 years […]

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The power of scents

I had a weird experience yesterday morning. I adore the scent and taste of lime. To wit, I buy some weird store brand of dish soap because it’s the only lime-scented soap I can find. So I was washing some pots and pans yesterday with my lime-scented soap when, all of a sudden, I thought […]

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Knock, knock.

“Who’s there?” I answered Cody. “Owl,” he replied. “Owl, who?” I dutifully answered. “Who else would you expect to be there?” he laughed. I must have looked puzzled because he said, “Don’t you get it? An owl says ‘who’!” Evidently he doesn’t quite get the concept of a knock knock joke, but he’s well on […]

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My friend and colleague, Meagan Francis, who also happens to be the founder of Larger Families, a blog on which I’m a contributor, had a great essay on Babble.com the other day. I was happy when I read it and discovered that, as in just about every area I’ve discovered so far, she and I […]

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Congratulations to katiea, winner of the Consumer Reports Best Baby Products (Tenth Edition) book giveaway! Thanks to all who entered, and I hope you’ll continue to read my blog, just for its inherent awesomeness. 😉

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Tips for Hiking Kids' Money IQs

A PR rep for TrueCredit.com sent me this tip sheet on how to help kids increase their money smarts. I thought it was worth sharing. Start Small – Young children can learn through interactive activities with parents. Use daily errand activities like going to the grocery store or bank to teach children impromptu lessons about […]

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