Help Kids Focus with this Simple Trick

Elementary School is sort of rough on parents.  A lot of the homework required demands parent interaction.  Listening to reading, quizzing on math facts, helping with spelling words, checking worksheets, finishing dioramas…they all require my direct supervision.  Since I have three in elementary school (2nd, 3rd, & 5th) my nights often seem to be an endless homework session. All of...
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Friday’s Find – Teach Your Kids US Geography with this Handy iPhone App

Don’t you just love it when you find ways to help your kids teach themselves?  My fifth grader is studying US geography and they’re focusing on the New England area.  Even I have a hard time telling the tiny New England states apart so I thought I’d look for a good app that could give her a hand.  Little did I know that the app I found would have all three of my school-age...
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‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 5

We’ve finally made it to the end of the series.  I’m sure you guys are anxious to move on to other topics, but I have one more to share.  It was inspired by an idea I read about in Family Fun Magazine.  This cool lunch tip is probably my kids’ favorite; mostly because it gets them a lot of attention at the lunch table.  Thankfully it’s a cinch for me to create too.  I...
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‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 4

‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 4: Bring on the Breakfast They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  So why limit it to the morning hours?  My kids love it when I pack breakfast for lunch.  We’ve done bagels, pancakes, yogurt parfaits.  This is one of their favorites… Yep, cold cereal.  Don’t ask me why they think this is so cool, but they love...
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‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 3

‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 3: Stick it to ‘Em What’s true for state fairs is also true for cold lunches…any food is better if it comes on a stick.  Don’t ask me why, but in the eyes of kids, skewering something with a toothpick suddenly changes it from humdrum to totally fun.  I think it makes them feel fancier somehow…like they’re having...
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