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  Updated from original publication on October 24, 2015 as part of a series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles click here.     Wine & Food Pairings   What’s the saying…Oh yeah, “The most expensive part of having kids is all the wine you have to drink.”   There might be something said for that; I didn’t really appreciate wine until after I had...

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    Screen Time Reality   Kids today are surrounded by digital devices. They were born into a digital age. We parents continually try to navigate this reality, determining the role tablets, computers, smart phones, and television should play in the lives of our children. The advice out there on screen time seems to contradict and even shift right before our eyes.   So is there a science to screen time? How can...

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Grammar Can Be Fun!

Grammar Can Be Fun!


Posted By on Apr 23, 2016

    I’ve discovered grammar can be fun for kids!   I’ve laughed till tears run down my face!  My 8 and 11-year-old nephews cracked up begging for more!  My 4 and 6-year-old daughters were engaged, laughing, and wanted to do this every chance they get!  What is it?   Mad Libs Junior   I’d played Mad Libs occasionally, and yes it’s been moderately fun.  So I decided to...

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    Patience or Kindness?   I’ve been tossing this question around for a while now. Some may feel these attributes are interchangeable or that one should not be greater than the other. In theory, I’d agree. And I did for many years. In application, I found something else to be true recently.   There is definitely a relationship between patience and kindness.   Without patience, a putting up with...

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    I’m finally back from hiatus.  As I mentioned to readers, I had to take some time for various reasons to focus on my family and my health.  And now I can reveal a major reason…drum roll anyone? I’m pregnant! After multiple miscarriages, I’m hoping that this will be my rainbow baby to join my four and six-year-old. I almost feel like I’m starting all over again. So this series is as...

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    Spring is in the air! And it’s such a beautiful time. The trees and flowers are in bud. Warmer weather and longer days call for bike rides and hikes in the big outdoors. It’s also time for a little pedicure…but I digress.   Along with the beautiful weather comes unstable weather patterns that can result in heavy rain, high winds or even hail. Some of these weather patterns are unique to certain...

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