10 Things I Learned in My Decade of Parenting

I remember vividly a conversation I had with my friend when was pregnant.   I asked, ” Do you regret it ever?  Do you ever wish you didn’t have any kids?”  At this point it was too late to change anything, … Continue reading →

Philly Area Lego Creative Crew For Kids

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia is seeking young LEGO fans from the local community to apply to join their “Creative Crew,” a group of children aged 6-12 who will participate in fun activities, special events, and assist the attraction’s Master Model … Continue reading →

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Freedom Fighters

My 9 year old wrote this essay after researching on the internet and talking with family who are in the military.  He was really excited to win and I said it would be very unlikely and not to get his … Continue reading →

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Mini Maker Fair at Barnes and Noble

S.T.E.M. is certainly a hot toy market these days, which excites most educators and parents!  Today we headed to Barnes and Noble to check out the Mini Maker Fair and get our hands on toys that  we would never get … Continue reading →

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National Geographic: The Book of Heroes and Heroines Giveaway

I asked my children what makes someone a hero: One child responded by saying that a spider must bite you and then you turn into a super hero.  The other one (the older child) said that you must accomplish something … Continue reading →

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ABCmouse.com for First Grade Too? GIVEAWAY!

When my youngest was five she begged for the ABCmouse.com subscription and after being worn down by her repeated requests, I finally tried the free trial.  We were very happy with what they offered.  I contacted the company to see … Continue reading →

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Stop the Summer Slide with this $10K Treasure Hunt

The summer slide is not exactly a fun ride at a water park, but it is, however, a reality for most students.  As a teacher, I have tried everything to keep the kids up with academics over the summer.  Usually … Continue reading →

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Kids and Public Restrooms

You may have seen the headlines recently about an 8 year old girl who was choked to the point where she passed out by a male assailant while in the bathroom alone. Luckily, her scream alerted a response before additional … Continue reading →

Saying good bye to 5.

There is Joy in You Growing Up

“Carry me up the steps mom,” she says night after night.  Her long legs wrap around me almost dangling to the floor and it takes every ounce of strength for me to make it up the steps.  When was the … Continue reading →

Last Year’s Birthday Letter

The Preschooler Has Left the Building  She is five, Thank God Almighty, she is five!  The one thing that has never changed about Cecily is her desire to be older than she is. I think five is going to be … Continue reading →