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Summer Writing

summer writing

Both of the Big Kids are officially on summer break. After 5 seconds of Evan’s summer, it was clear we were going to need to have a focus this summer. Hello, summer writing!

For the past week, our summer writing activities have been focused on giving me time to bond with the Big Kids and keep them learning over the summer break. Because I used to be a small groups reading, writing, and math teacher, I’m used to juggling their different learning styles and abilities. Secretly? I love this. keep reading

Demanding Dudley

“Say please.”

“What’s the magic word?”

“Pardon me! Is that how we ask for something we want?”

If you are saying these things daily (over and over again) like Greg and I do, perhaps it’s time to introduce a picture book from The Wiblets
collection that will teach your children about respect and the right way to get what they want. Our kids heard about 4 pages of Demanding Dudley before they realized the message we were trying to get through to them. keep reading

Pittsburgh Children’s Museum

If you ask the kiddos behind this blog, they are owed a trip to The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. And rightfully so. It’s been awhile since our last visit, and let’s be honest, this summer hasn’t been all that outdoor play friendly. Well, they’ll be happy to know that this mama who loves deals has found out that the Children’s Museum has a great list of events that are at a discounted rate this month. The information below was shared with me by US Family Guide – a great resource for parents trying to raise happy kids! 
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Get Fit with Your Friends from FREE BIRDS and TV’s Toughest Trainer Chris Powell

Kids, we know it may seem more fun to live a lazy life of pizza, TV and fuzzy slippers like Reggie from FREE BIRDS, but if you want to be big and strong like Jake, it’s going to take work! That why we asked trainer and host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” Chris Powell, to share some tips to help you get moving and eat things that will keep you healthy. If you follow his plan, pretty soon you’ll have pecs and glutes as impressive as Jake’s!Tip #1: Eat Breakfast.  Mom is right, it really IS the most important meal of the day!  Eat something hearty that’s going to give you a lot of energy, like eggs and toast, or yogurt and granola. Start the day strong!

Tip#2: Get to school at least 15 minutes early for recess. Run, jump, climb, and play your favorite sports. You’ll get some extra time with your friends, you’ll get stronger and faster, and you’ll supercharge your body and mind for learning! keep reading

Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital

Disclaimer:  I was provided with the app below in exchange for the post. All opinions are 100% my own.

As you know, 2014 has been the year of the sick for us. Luckily…so far…Greg’s been okay enough to not be in the hospital, but the kids just might be prepared because they’ve been playing with a new iPad app this week–Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital.  keep reading