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The things that my daughter has learned at her pre-school/daycare fascinate me. Some days she comes home asking me if we can go camping in the woods so we can have chairs by a fire and marshmallows on sticks....
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Do your kids know the value of a dollar? My daughter used to ask for something EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. we went to the store. When she was 3 we had a big blowout in the middle of Target when she screamed...
This post was sponsored by Carmex®. All opinions are my own. #ad With the arrival of August many kids are saying goodbye to the lazy, hazy days of summer and getting ready to hit the books again. But before they...
I’ve personally never been very good at math. In fact, most of my family – including extended family – does not like it as a subject. I struggled with math throughout elementary school, middle school, high school and even...
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I’m not a teacher. Sure, I have this website that has some fun ideas on it that happen to dovetail with learning, but I’m not a teacher and before this pandemic a didn't give a homeschool schedule a second...
By Guest Contributor Dawnene Law of Beans and Peanuts With the school year now upon us, I find myself increasingly busy. Gone are the lazy days of summer. We’re now up and out of the house early. Then we are...
Do you think your child loves their tablet more than you? If you do, you’re not alone. One in three American parents believe their kids value their phone and tablets more than other possessions or activities. They also believe that...
My daughter is a creative-type person. She always has been and will spend hours quietly coloring, crafting and doing just about anything that involves markers and imagination. So, I was shocked when she walked onto the soccer field last...
How often do you talk to your kids about what they want to be when they grow up? Once a school year when you take a photo of them for the first day? Or do you have older children...
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As of Sunday (Mother’s Day), gardening season is here! I built a garden for the first time last year and I really loved having the fresh veggies throughout thesummer. Shockingly, the garden did very well and we produced huge...
Whether or not your child has purpose in their lives as an adult is on you, mom. (Figures) According to new research from Washington University in St. Louis, children who have more conflict with their mothers in their early elementary...

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