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I LOVE this article!!  I love books and I’m trying to share my love of books with my daughter. I hope one day we can have popcorn reading parties!


Published: April 24, 2013 (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/books/a-splendid-little-book-club-has-ended-its-run.html)

The wine boxes and masking tape are out, because I’ve begun to pack up the last, best books in my children’s picture book library.


This is an overdue task. They’re 13 and 15 now and we haven’t read aloud to them in years. We’ve kept this final stack at hand out of undiluted nostalgia. Moving it into the attic shouldn’t be a big deal. But it is.

In the past, when I’ve had to pack my personal library, what I’ve boxed are talismans of intense yet essentially private experience. Picture books aren’t like this. When you’re putting away these square, dog-eared, popcorn-butter-stained things, you’re confronting an entire cosmos of…

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My dog has got no manners.
I think he’s very rude.
He always whines at dinnertime
while we are eating food.
And when he’s feeling thirsty
and wants to take a drink,
he takes it from the toilet
instead of from the sink.
He never wears a pair of pants.
He doesn’t wear a shirt.
But worse, he will not shower
to wash away the dirt.
He’s not polite to strangers.
He bites them on the rear.
And when I’m on the telephone,
he barks so I can’t hear.When I complained to Mommy,
she said,


“I thought you knew:
the reason that his manners stink—
he learns by watching you.”

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Favorite Book


Mischief Parenting

My favorite book for working with and understanding children is “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting” by John Gottman, PhD.  The information in this book is based on research of common characteristics of families that had the best outcomes, and written for caregivers and educators.  This book is also great for parents who have kids with special needs who have behaviors that need extra guidance.  I use this book at the heart of my parent education curriculum when I lead parenting groups, and recommend it to everyone who works with children.

If you are not familiar with The Gottman Relationship Institute please familiarize yourself.  Their work with relationships of couples, and the addition of children into a family is amazing.  John Gottman was featured on an episode of This American Life about his work with relationships, and like everything from This American Life is incredibly enjoyable.  Listen…

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Hold On, World

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Hold on, don’t jump, slow down world, let me brush your wild hair, let me brush your teeth, let me gag you so I can skid the house, the world quiet.

A knot of candy hair hit, and off he soars, reeling.

What was between hands now all run away.

The whole world foaming at the mouth, unkempt, unclean, half-dressed, half-naked, in knots.

My own tiny world too dammed up, too damned behind thin skin, thin heart membranes, too thin protections.

Ahhhh, I sigh, I weep, for him, for her, for Boston, for the ache within, for the lost souls, for our innocence ebbing,

Ahhhh, I breath, ohmming for the unfeeling, ohmming for the feeling too much, ohmming for the breaking inside, for the too much that got’s a hold of the world at the minute, a hold on me.

Wait for me world, wait one minute more,

hold me…

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So cute,just like my grandson!

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DIY Bats

I love this idea!

D.I.Y. Halloween

DIY bats

Amazing what you can make out of egg cartons.  I made these bats out of recycled material.  I painted blood dripping down from their mouths as they just finished feeding.

To make these scary batsyou will need:

  • egg carton
  • paint
  • something sharp to punch a hole with
  • string or rubber band
  • (craft eyes and glue, optional)

What to do:

  1. Separate 3 cups from an egg carton.
  2. Cut out part of the bottoms of the 2 outside cups to resemble bat wings.
  3. Paint the bat. (black)
  4. Add eyes, a mouth, and decorate.
  5. Hang it from a string or a rubber band.

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Summer activities for kids with lots of water activities. Click through to see original post

Source: iheartnaptime.net

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I like the article!

Topical Teaching



I know finding the time to read to your kids can be difficult, but surely this is not an activity you would wish to palm off to a garment?

Now, children can “wear their bedtime stories” with these smart pajamas from a US-based company.

The smart pajamas, made by Idaho-based Smart PJs, have printed dots that work like QR codes and unlock stories on a mobile device, Mashable reported.

Using a smartphone, parents can scan the dot patterns on their child’s pajamas, unlocking a story with pictures and words on the screen. What’s more, a free companion app can even recite the tales aloud,” it said.

The pajamas cost $25 each and are available for both boys and girls aged 1 to 8.

But Mashable also cautioned users on using smartphones before bed, saying they can affect the body’s sleep cycle.

Smart PJs described itself as…

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This is interesting!

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X100s in the Dark



20130426EBD-14So grandma & grandpa bought the coolest birthday present ever. It wasn’t the new socks or garden tools, it was the “LED, light up, noise making, bubble-blowing gun of amazing times!” 😀 We killed off our ambient light via switching and this was the product! It was super cool to see the bubbles go lit up by the sparkling LED madness. I thought, “hey, this is a fine time to test how the FujiFilm X100s focuses in no light.” And, I tell you it was a challenge! A challenge for any camera, especially when your auto focus assist beam is off. But just the same, the fuji focused and nailed the shots – not every time mind you, I was focusing in AF-S (not continuous) and the kids weren’t sitting still. I was blown away that the X100s even could capture focus at all let alone produce some keepers. It’s…

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Fruit Necklace for kids

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