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Cheap and Free Summer Movies

As summer nears, kids’ excitement mounts and sometimes so does parents’ anxiety. What will we do all summer? What if it rains? What if it’s too hot to even hang out at the pool? How will we fill up all that free time? I have a solution—free (or nearly) summer movies. Regal Movie Theaters You can […]

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SURVIVING

Surviving Middle School: Perspectives from a Teacher and Mom

Middle School. These two words often elicit a cringe, a shudder, maybe even an eye roll. Whether this response is caused by remembering our own middle school years or thinking about our own children reaching this dreaded time, it is a common perception. I have spent the majority of my days the past eleven years […]

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Art Books

Art Books for Kids

This post creates Amazon affiliate links.**All images courtesy of Amazon.com** This is by no means an exhaustive list of all of the wonderful art books available for kids. These are however, a few of my very favorites. Inspiring Creativity Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg The tactile and interactive nature of this book makes it a really fun […]

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Are You Making These 5 Parenting Mistakes?

As a former high school teacher, I’ve experienced a pretty vast range of behavior, and a lot of what I’ve come across has influenced my own parenting in profound ways. Often, we as parents don’t even realize the subtle influences we are having on our children and the way they handle frustration, rejection, and other […]

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Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship and Sore Losers: When You Lose More Than a Game

As many Cincinnati fans, I have spent the last few days pacing, riding the roller-coaster that is fandom in Cincinnati. Peaks of hope followed by valleys of hopelessness and despair – if you are from here (or have lived here more than a few years) you know the ones. It seems that the high levels […]

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Would You Let Your 14 Year Old Take Public Transportation… Alone?

For four years, I never thought twice about traveling an hour and a half each way on a train and two subways just to get to high school. Or traveling via subway and public bus to a softball game in the depths of a pre-hipster Brooklyn. (We didn’t exactly have yellow buses carting us to […]

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