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A Mom Reflects on 9-11

It was the kind of trip you remember forever, even if the details get fuzzy over time. Seeing New York City through the eyes of a child, including viewing the World Trade Center from the Empire Building’s Observation Deck. It was June 2001. Little did we know that a few months later, everything would change. The abandon with which we toured the city would be replaced by many other emotions—and frankly, it didn’t matter how far you were from New York, D.C. or some out-of-the-way place in Pennsylvania. Our world shook.

ADD: It Gets The Best of Me
Kids

ADD: It Gets The Best of Me

As the mom of an ADHD Wonder Kid (and sister to another spectacular ADDer), I enjoy this video.  Had to …Read the Rest

Pumpkin Mini-Muffins Are Easy Pleasy
Easy Pleasy Recipes

Pumpkin Mini-Muffins Are Easy Pleasy

If extra pudginess was available by the family plan, I’d sign up. It would allow us to share excess (me) …Read the Rest

You Might Be Their Own Worst Enemy: Posting Your Kids’ Photos Online
Video of the week

You Might Be Their Own Worst Enemy: Posting Your Kids’ Photos Online

Use Twitter, Foursquare or Facebook? Your smartphone could be allowing online predators to know exactly where you live and where your kids are. Find out how to “fix” this on your smartphone.

Plastic Eggs: Turn Them Into The True Meaning of Easter
Crafts

Plastic Eggs: Turn Them Into The True Meaning of Easter

Hold it, Mom! If your household is like mine, you may be tripping over plastic eggs today, with kids that …Read the Rest

Growing Global Kids–Spanish for fun & early home learning
Home Learning

Growing Global Kids–Spanish for fun & early home learning

I know smatterings of Russian (I can say “I don’t understand,” and I can ask where the bathroom is), German (I know how to say “the beer is good in Munich”) and a lot of French–but the French is rusty because I don’t use it much. Clearly, we Americans don’t keep up with languages we DO learn. How can we help our kids be more globally-oriented?

Video of the Week: Momisms
Kids

Video of the Week: Momisms

Anita Renfroe is worth watching over and over. How many of these “momisms” have you uttered today?

Easy Pleasy Recipes–peanut butter “croissants”
Easy Pleasy Recipes

Easy Pleasy Recipes–peanut butter “croissants”

I started out with the greatest intentions to raise my kids to be sophisticated.  Instill an appreciation for good food, good …Read the Rest

Abundant Life–A.K.A. Mash Potatoes At Midnight
Kids

Abundant Life–A.K.A. Mash Potatoes At Midnight

Some methods of coping with life’s abundance will never land you on a cable television show demonstrating how to make pies from scratch while simultaneously addressing birthday cards three months early. I’ve learned to pretend that our kitchen is at the beach—those little crunchy things beneath my feet are sand, not a reminder I have to sweep.