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My Five Year Old Is Not Your Strong Leader

As I walked with my children to school an hour ago, in between paying exactly equal attention and lavishing exactly equal praise to my twins so that they would remain in a human-like mood at least until we got to … Continue reading

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Dear Overzealous Room Parent

Now, before I get into the nitty gritty of this, would like to state emphatically that I mean this woman no ill-will, I don’t think she’s a horrible person, I don’t think room parents in general is a bad idea, … Continue reading

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Ask a Teacher – What Should You Do if your Kid Has a Summer / Fall Birthday?

Answers provided by teacher Emilie Blanton, who blogs at Teaching Ain’t for Heroes! 4/10/13: What should you do if your child’s birthday falls in the cut-off period between preschool and kindergarten? “I was asked recently about what to do with a … Continue reading

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Why Shit Never Gets Done

Look, being a grown up is really hard, okay? Especially when you fake the most important bits. I don’t understand my tax forms, I can’t / don’t balance a check book, I let my documents expire, and I lose everything. … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Going Two School

Going Two School: helping your twins (and their teachers) get ready for big school   Now the weather is warming up, the last thing on most people’s minds right now will be the start of the school year, way off in … Continue reading

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Driving Your Kids to School Makes Them Fat

“In the United States, just 13 percent of kids walk or bike. As a result, many North American kids are so obese they look like they could play offensive line in the NFL.” –Andrew Clark, Globe and Mail No, totally. … Continue reading

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Learn Through Play

“I’m a frog, mama, I’m a frog…riddit, riddit…I need flies!” Cue two babies hopping around on all fours. Soon one of the frogs finds a toy dog on the floor. “Uh oh!” she says. “Bad dog, bad dog, bite frog!” … Continue reading

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