Back To School: Helping Children Set Goals For The School Year

The school year is well underway, and teachers have been busy setting goals and expectations for their students in the classroom.  But it’s also important to spend some time at home discussing what your children want to achieve this school year and what you expect of them. Continue reading

Back To School: 12 Questions To Get Your Kids To Talk About Their Day

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Today was officially J’s first day of school.  I can’t wait to pick her up to ask her how her day was just so she can reply, “good.”  Does this happen to you?  You want to know what your kids have been up to in school and all you get is a one word answer?   Continue reading

Back To School: Lunchbox Love

lunchbox loveIt’s back to school time already!  I’m always looking for creative ways to welcome kids back to school and what better way than to show them a little Lunchbox Love! Continue reading

Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 5

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OMG!  I can’t believe it’s already August!  The summer just started and it’s almost over.  We only have 2 weeks left before the Super Fun Summer Challenge ends.  Here’s a quick recap of week 3: Continue reading

Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 4

I am working out of town this week and have had the worst internet connection ever!  I literally tried to post this blog for like 8 hours yesterday and it just wasn’t happening.  So I’m a day late but I finally got it to go through.

Journey has finished camp for the summer and has taken her challenge on the road.  I am so glad I have this to keep her busy!  As we wrap up the challenge for week 3, here’s a quick recap of week 2. Continue reading

Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 3

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What an exciting week!  I went to visit Let’s Talk Live to talk about the Super Fun Summer Challenge.  It was my first television appearance since moving to the Washington DC area and I had a great time.  Before I share next week’s challenge, here’s a recap of week 1: Continue reading

Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 2

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The Super Fun Summer Challenge is off to a great start!  Journey literally screamed with joy when she got her envelope.  I hope your kids are having as much fun completing their first challenge as she is. Continue reading

Summer Safety Tip: Kids & Cars

All summer I’ll be sharing tips to keep kids safe while they enjoy fun in the sun.  This week’s tip is about the deadly danger children face when they have access to or are left behind in parked cars. Continue reading

Great Idea To Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

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As soon as school was out, Journey said to me, “I wonder if I’m going to get picked to do that fun challenge again this summer.”   Even though she’s in summer camp, she still has quite a bit of free time when she gets home.  So the Super Fun Summer Challenge is back to help beat summer boredom!  Last year during the challenge, Journey built a lego city as an architect, wrote a business plan as an entrepreneur, saved the planet as an eco-superhero, and did our family tree as a genealogist.  And this year’s challenge will be even better!  Here’s how you can get your kids from in front of the television and in on some serious summer fun: Continue reading