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Teaching children digital literacy is better than limiting screen time

Strict screen-time limits, according to studies, can backfire. Instead, teach kids how to deal with the craziness online.

13 Crafts for Little Artists that Aren’t a Pain to Clean Up

I think there’s still glitter on my floor. From 5 years ago. Arts and crafts have a way of sticking around, and while I want to encourage creativity in my kids, I hate cleaning up the aftermath. Yes, we can make them clean up. I know. But seriously. Do they ever...

8 MORE Ways to Keep Kids Learning

It's no secret that keeping kids on task and learning is a challenge, especially during these unusual times. Even more than that, we can find ourselves feeling guilty when our kids are unmotivated and uninterested. Sometimes the best way to let go of guilt and keep...

4 Ways to Be a Traveler When You Can’t Actually Travel

The pictures were beckoning and mocking at the same time. Clear blue water, umbrellas in the soft sand, beautiful mountains in the distance. I wanted to be there. But then came the reality check. You can’t go. Who would watch the kids? You have work. It’s impossible...

Quick Tips to Recover a Bad Morning

We all have those mornings. You know the ones. Someone wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. The dog has an accident. You're late for a meeting. Making space for these tips will turn even the craziest morning around. But what if you think it’s too late? What if the...

How To Have a Truly Lovely Valentine’s Day

Making this Valentine's Day special for everyone is simpler than you think! “Valentine’s Day is coming!” my daughter exclaimed surrounded by pink and red hearts at the store. “Yup.” I replied, swiftly pushing my cart past the displays. Valentine’s Day has long been a...

10 Simple Ways to Infuse Every Day with Learning

Portrait of cute African boy wearing big glasses while using laptop with mom, homeschooling and remote education concept Here are 10 easy ways to foster a love of learning in the middle of everyday life. 1. Read to them. Reading not only has physical and emotional...

Fantastic Winter Books for Kids of All Ages

Reading comfortably at home. Discover the best winter books for your kids, perfect for snuggly days at home! We find ourselves in the days when holiday hustle and bustle is behind us, and spring feels like it will never arrive. The days when daylight is still short...

4 MORE Ways to Turn a Bad Morning Around

Father making breakfast for his kids at home. Making time to spend quality time with family. We all have those mornings. The ones when the dog gets loose and you can't find the missing shoe and everyone is going to be late for everything. It's easy to think you're on...

A New Way of Working and Learning

Remember how life used to be, back before a worldwide pandemic changed everything from where we go to how we learn? Often, I find myself looking in the rearview mirror wondering what happened and how to get back there. Back to the days when kids went to a physical...
15 Educational Gifts Children Will LOVE

15 Educational Gifts Children Will LOVE

Buy the Perfect Gift! 15 Educational Gifts Children Will LOVE Finding holiday joy from giving the perfect gift. Finding gifts that are fun and educational is possible for every age! Check out these great suggestions to keep your child entertained and learning. Finding...

9 Simple Screen Breaks to Try Today

9 Simple Screen Breaks to Try Today

I never used to let my kids spend this much time looking at screens. Not that we were anti-screens, but we definitely set limits trying to heed a more conservative electronics approach. Each day they had a window of time they could play games, be on an iPad or watch...

4 Ways to Turn a Bad Morning Around

4 Ways to Turn a Bad Morning Around

I thought it was an ordinary Tuesday. A day full of hope and promise for fun and learning. A normal day—until I looked at the clock. One minute the clock is kind telling us we have plenty of time to get our people ready and out the door for a new day. Suddenly, it...

5 Productive Questions to Ask Teachers at Conferences

5 Productive Questions to Ask Teachers at Conferences

When conferences come up every spring and fall, I get excited about that fifteen minute slot allotted to have a one on one with my child's teacher. I look forward to hearing about progress and struggles and strengths through more than what I see in homework...

Find Support for Learning at Home

Find Support for Learning at Home

You can find support when your kids are learning at home by exploring three different types of connections. When raising kids, we’re told over and over that it takes a village. Now, we are learning in all different ways, some of us at home full time, and the old ways...

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