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How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

Tips to Spring Clean Your Home

With Spring arriving it is time to start Spring Cleaning your house.…

How Due Date Calculators Can Change Your Pregnancy for the Better

Learning that you are pregnant can be one of the most joyous occasions in a woman’s life. As many of us know pregnancy can happen spontaneously or after much trying.  Regardless of how a woman becomes pregnant, it is vitally important for her to know when she…

All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (405)

It's OK to forget your number 2 pencil

My husband and I - who are only a few years apart - went to the same high school. And because of that, we have the same stories about our school's relationship with scantron sheets. We fondly recall how they were often reused (make sure you start this test at number 51, or you'll get all the answers wrong), and how sensitive they were (number 2 pencils were required and you have to fill in the circle completely).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 16, 2018 at 6:54am — No Comments

WIll this be on the test?

Sometimes my son's school will send home an announcement that indicates there is a round of standardized testing going on. More often than not, this message is brief, includes only an anagram of the name of the test (so that I get to look it up online later), and then asks that children get a good night's sleep before the test and that we parents encourage them to do their best.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 2, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments

Studying education over a lifespan

My son started school at six weeks old. Technically it was more of a daycare situation in the beginning, but the facility was actually a school. So as he got older, they taught him a lot: I have a binder full of his work from that facility - times when he finger painted, pictures of him learning sign language before he could speak, collages that taught him about textures and lots of tracings of his hand.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 28, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments

What's a number line?

I didn't like math in school. I was actually pretty good at math, but I didn't like it. It seemed too finite. I loved writing because there was a lot of room for interpretation, but in math there was only one answer. And I had to show my work.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 19, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments

Remembering to praise well

I have an amazing team that I manage at work, and I often tell them that the point of praise is not to make them feel good about themselves. Rather, the point of praise is to give them positive feedback on the behaviors I want them to continue or repeat in the future. If it also makes them feel good in the moment, then that is a bonus.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 26, 2018 at 6:46am — No Comments

Schools are a giant petri dish

When my son went to daycare for the very first time, he got sick. When he moved from the infant room to the next room, he got sick. When a new child joined his room, he got sick.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 23, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

Taking classes on happiness

Above my desk is a sign that reads "choose happy." My son asked me why I decided to put it there.



"It is in a place where I can see it often and be reminded by it," I said.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 7, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

The pressures of being perfect

My son likes to talk through his reading homework with me. Each week he has to choose a book, choose four questions from a list and answer questions about the book. (It used to be way more involved than that, but I think there were parental complaints, so the teacher scaled it back a little.) As an adult, I fully understand what the homework is…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 2, 2018 at 6:54am — No Comments

More thoughts on bad words: The nipple incident

Last fall, my son and I went to the Renaissance festival. We go every year, and we love seeing the jugglers, acrobats and shows. One of the shows featured a fire eater, which we couldn't pass up the chance to see. During the course of the show (which wasn't rated adult only), things went a little awry, and the man ended up lighting his nipple on fire.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on January 24, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments

Other people's children

My son is telling me about some nonsense that he has learned from his friends at school. This is how a lot of our conversation begin these days - him passing along information that he picked up from other children at school. It is because of those other children that he has questioned Santa Claus, he's learned some swear words and I've had to explain to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 19, 2018 at 7:08am — No Comments

The truth about swearing

The three of us are in the car running errands and a swear word is heard on a podcast we are listening to. I can hear my son's gasp of breath from the back seat.



So, I start talking to him about swear words. We talk about why people use them, and how they aren't polite, and then I ask him if he knows any.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 17, 2018 at 7:02am — No Comments

That Moment My Son Caught Me Off Guard And I Totally Wasn’t Ready

Have you ever found yourself betwixt the intense snares of a worthy competitor during a game of I Declare War, Who Sank My Battle Ship or Connect Four, who’s challenging your every move with statements that will make you second…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on January 3, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

7 Tips To Help Your Kid Remember Information

Kids have the strangest memories. They’ve not yet learned to slow down and play things sensibly, so while they can remember a bunch more details than their moms about something that fascinated them, the important stuff seems to slip through their minds like a sieve.

Teaching them to be punctual or the importance of homework can be kind of pointless if they’ve no framework for remembering the times of things or memorizing facts and figures. Fortunately, such a framework does exist – or…

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Added by Marilyn on November 17, 2017 at 12:35pm — No Comments

What colleges want from your kid

I was recently listening to two of my girlfriends who each have older children chat about the college admissions pressure that their kids were going through. I heard the expected comments around grades and test scores and extra curriculars, but then I heard some things that shocked me - including that the discussion around college started after eighth grade.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 17, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

Starting the science education early

My son loves science. He has grown crystals in our kitchen, created chemical reactions with science kits and made slime more times than I can count. I have marveled at the teachers in his preschool who started the science conversations early, and I love hearing about all the experiments he gets to do in school now.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 15, 2017 at 6:53am — No Comments

Admitting you need sleep is the first step

My son's alarm goes off at 7:35. I can hear him get up, turn the alarm off and then...silence. I know he has gone back to bed. At 8 am, I tentatively go into his room and gently wake him up. He is cranky and angry and tells me that he feels like he didn't sleep at all. I do my best to be gentle with him and coax him into the day, even though I desperately wish I could send him back to bed for a few more hours.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

A space for homework

I have a vivid memory of my parents installing a built-in desk in my room. It was a counter that was affixed to the wall, but I loved it. I thought of all the work that I would do at that desk. I made designer outfits with fashion plates and colored pictures and set up villages for my dolls there.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 6, 2017 at 7:05am — No Comments

It's OK to throw it away

A friend of mine once told me that she has several large tote bins in her basement filled with all of her daughters' school work. At first I thought she was kidding, but she said that she had saved everything that the girls had done, because they didn't want their work tossed out.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 4, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments

The fears that keep us up at night

We are still in the throws of back to school time here. As my son gets used to his new routine and slowly starts to face the return of his biggest fear (homework), I am starting to switch into my new routines as well: I can finally let go of my summertime fears that he will be bit by a snake or slip while running around the pool and replace them with the fears that he will get picked on at school or injure himself on the playground…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 13, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

Who is really paying attention?

My son is sitting at the dinner table with a somewhat vacant stare and not answering my questions about his school day. I am not sure what he is thinking about.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 8, 2017 at 7:20am — No Comments

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