It all begins again

Waiting for the bus

It’s been a whirlwind summer. After Beckett was born in April, we put our house on the market, sold it, bought a new one, and moved to a new school district in July. Today was the girls’ first day of school. Sydney is in first grade, Georgia is starting fourth, and Audrey is headed off [...]

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Five

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One… Two… Three… Four… Five… Due April 2013

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Keeping kids learning over the summer

Learning to boogie board is an important way to fight off that summer slide!

Here in the Philadelphia suburbs, summer vacation is about halfway over. Even though stores have been selling back-to-school supplies for weeks (and we’ve already stocked up), we still have all of August to enjoy together before our girls go back after Labor Day. But, of course, we want to avoid the dreaded Summer Slide (duhn [...]

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What's for breakfast on a school morning?

Of course, they would always eat donuts...

Breakfast: the most important meal of the day, so we are told. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, who doesn’t love a great breakfast? Audrey is not such a fan of breakfast. Unless it’s something elaborate. She can put the waffles, french toast, or breakfast casseroles away. But when it comes to the everyday, school morning breakfast, it [...]

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A Trip to the Crayola Factory

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There are not many things my daughters love more than arts and crafts. Coloring, painting, drawing, and especially cutting and gluing happen almost every day around here. And our very favorite art supplies are Crayolas. I’m not being paid to tell you this, either. We just prefer Crayola crayons, markers, watercolors, and colored pencils. A [...]

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Summer Reading Goals

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Ahhh, summer. Long, lazy days to relax, play, sweat… As a kid, my favorite way to pass the summer days was to lay across my bed and read. I tried to be as completely still as I possibly could, with my ceiling fan on “high,” the windows open, and the lights off. We didn’t have [...]

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Cooking with kids

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My kids love to “help” me cook. Audrey, my 5th grader, can actually help around the kitchen. Last summer, I taught her how to make tacos so there is one meal that she is able to make from start to finish without help. I really need to teach her some more dinners! Georgia, my 2nd [...]

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Where’s the line between annoying and bullying?

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For the last few months, we have been dealing with a tough situation at Audrey and Georgia’s school. It all started when a boy, “Robbie,” developed a crush on Audrey. At first, I thought it was kind of cute. After all, my daughter is beautiful and smart (biased much?), so it’s to be expected, right? [...]

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Three Flower Girls

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My brother-in-law got married this past Saturday, and my girls’ dreams came true when they got to be the flower girls in the wedding. The ceremony was at 2:00, which I was nervous about since Joel’s naptime is usually 12-3. But since he was up so late the night before at the rehearsal dinner, he [...]

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