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Unsupervised Play: Yay or Nay?

This post about Unsupervised Play is brought to you through a collaboration with myself and The Genius of Play. All opinions are 100% my own.

This morning I was working from home and got to experience the joy of listening to my two older children as they were playing in my son’s room. The conversations they held sounded very “grown” – such as “make sure the baby has a clean diaper” and “I’ll cook dinner so you can take a break tonight”. Surely modeled after the example Greg and I give them, their simple act of playing house (with Evan’s firefighter house and characters) spoke volumes to me. They know how to play and we are teaching them good things.  keep reading

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Go Be A Kid! (Tips for Independent Play)

(These tips for independent play come from lessons I learned via Genius of Play.)

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Every.Single.Day…we have to yell GO BE A KID to Arianna and Evan. I can be paying the bills, yet they’d rather be staring at me and claiming they are bored, oh so bored because life is oh so boring and it makes my Irish stir up. This week, instead of yelling, I am making a pact with my kids. They are going to go be a kid (aka Independent Play) for at least 60 minutes a day without parental intervention. keep reading

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The Mountaintop

Source: City Theatre

Disclaimer: I received tickets in exchange for this review. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.

It’s late night on April 3, 1968. The audience is in the walls of Memphis’ Lorraine Hotel, room 306. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. enters the room for the last night of his life. This night followed one of Dr. King’s legendary speeches, his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. keep reading

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City Theatre Presents: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Source: City Theatre

Disclosure: I attended City Theatre’s Media Night for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in exchange for a review on my blog. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.

City Theatre is opening their 39th season with the production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike through November 3, 2013. keep reading

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