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Homework time! Kids discover their desks

August 1, 2012 – 10:32 pm |

Homework began at our house last night.
After a fun afternoon with friends, we arrived home about 7 p.m. Since I’m still getting used to the idea that my kids are back in school (and so …

Son’s summer memories come from books

July 30, 2012 – 12:51 pm |

What did we do this summer?
Apparently we did a lot of reading!
One of my son’s first school assignments was to create an acrostic poem about summer.
Basically, take the letters – S-U-M-M-E-R – and use them …

The final countdown: School’s almost over for the year

May 15, 2012 – 9:46 am |

Song lyrics keeps ringing in my head this morning: “It’s the final countdown!”
Less than two weeks until school is done for the year. Gone will be third and first grade for my big kids. Gone …

What would be your perfect day?

January 26, 2012 – 9:44 am |

Last week, our big kids (7 and 9) crawled in bed with us about 7 p.m. (We were all TIRED!). They asked, “What are we going to do tomorrow?”
My husband’s response prompted a 45 minute …

Holiday reading: Cardon Children’s recommendations

December 23, 2011 – 10:48 am |

I love reading lists. I love to see the names of books I’ve yet to read – and yet to find time to read. But as a mom, I’m always on the hunt for options …

What books are your kids reading?

August 22, 2011 – 9:10 am |

I read through a list of suggested books by Parenting.com this morning and realized: Yea, we aren’t even making a dent on the classics.
The list is wonderful – I remember some of them from my …

Back-to-school: Who is more anxious?

August 9, 2011 – 7:04 am |

After attending meet-the-teacher night recently, I think I’m more anxious about my two big kids starting school than they are.
They were very excited to see familiar faces on the class lists. My daughter is entering …

Do your kids use an ereader?

June 20, 2011 – 6:17 am |

My husband got me an ereader for Christmas. And I admit, I am in love with this little device. I probably drool over it more than use it with being a busy mom. But still, …

Education advocacy: Do parents do enough at home?

November 18, 2010 – 3:28 pm |

In “Waiting for Superman,” families of five young students concerned about their education take extra measures to find alternatives to the schools their children or grandchildren attend.
One mom enrolls her son in a tutoring program. …

Kindergarten online

October 7, 2010 – 2:11 pm |

Helping my son understand school work is taking some time at night and I’m worried my daughter, in kindergarten, is getting short-changed.
Each night my son has 15 minutes of reading and a page of reading …