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Fun Fridays Should Definitely Involve Food on Your Face



Homeschool in my house revolves around two pimply faced ‘tweens. Honestly, they aren’t that pimply yet, but every day I can feel it coming. It’s like a deep, gutteral rumbling below the surface and I am bracing myself for the inevitable eruption.



With increased hormonal secretions, hygiene has become of paramount importance. I find…

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Added by Kim Bauer on September 18, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Remembering 911 and How My Family Was Given a Second Chance.

Photo Credit: Falling Man by Richard Drew, AP

Friday night I walked into the family room and found my two children plopped in front of the TV. They were not just watching. They were glued--eyes large as ping pong balls. They had chosen a documentary on the history channel about 911. I entered at during the tragic scene in which victims were jumping out of the towers because jumping from a 90 story building seemed to be a better choice than incineration.



"Turn it off", I… Continue

Added by Kim Bauer on September 11, 2010 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Woman in Mid Forties Dreams ONLY of the Nissan Cube!

I am a recovering material girl. Over a short span of two decades, my husband and I managed to accumulate an impressive collection of “status symbols” which I enjoyed until I realized how much excess “baggage” we were carrying around. I have become more practical in my 5th decade (that would be my 40’s). I have stopped worrying about what will “impress”. I now follow my heart to make decisions.…

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Added by Kim Bauer on September 9, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

5 Ways to Improve Your Kid's Education--Part One.

The education system is failing in many ways. As parents, we must ask, “What steps can I take to improve my kids education?” Through homeschooling, I have gained firsthand experience on how parents can be better advocates for their kids. In this five part article, I hope to share some of those strategies with you.



I have purposely excluded "volunteering" from this article. In many schools, it’s required and for numerous parents, it's an obvious first choice.… Continue

Added by Kim Bauer on September 8, 2010 at 8:40pm — No Comments

90 Magic Minutes for Mom!

I want to discuss something very important today—something that will make a huge difference in your life if you take it to heart and learn how to ritualize it. I call…

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Added by Kim Bauer on July 13, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Can You Help Me Out With the "Tween Tech Guy" Challenge?

Tween Tech Guy

A few weeks ago, my husband and I got into a discussion with our children about starting businesses for themselves. We both started our own…

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Added by Kim Bauer on July 9, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments

How Well Do You Know American History? Take This 10 Question Independence Day Quiz with Your Family and Friends.

Independence Day marks a tremendous milestone in American History--the birth of our great nation. This year, the good old USA is 234. Traditionally, we celebrate with parades, ceremonies, family gatherings, BBQ’s and fireworks. But, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the history of this amazing country by taking a few minutes to engage your family, friends and neighbors in some 4th of July trivia. Here’s a 10 question quiz with answers that is sure to spark some…

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Added by Kim Bauer on July 4, 2010 at 10:22am — No Comments

Seven Things To Do on a Romantic Getaway With Your Husband!

For the last week, I have been on a romantic getaway with my husband of 17 years. We are on the east coast perusing chic destinations like Ocean City, NYC, Greenwich, and the Hamptons. Yeah. I am not suffering. In fact, I am having the time of my life (I hate to admit) because for 10 days, I am 100% kid-less. It’s just me and the hubby with a lot of time on our hands, like the good old days that sometimes seem so distant that I…

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Added by Kim Bauer on June 29, 2010 at 2:58pm — No Comments

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