How Do You Handle an Advanced Reader?

So, what do you do with an advanced reader?My oldest is eight, and I recently realized that he reads at about a high school level. While I'm delighted on one level, I'm realizing that this creates a new problem. How much should I monitor his reading?...more

I have struggled with this same problem ever since my 9 year old was 5.  By the middle ...more

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Ok, so here I sit looking at this cursor.  I could talk about my aggravating 13 year old son "G", Potty training my 1 1/2 year old daughter "E", or my baking projects for the week.  Perhaps I will talk about my mom who had a stroke on New Year's Day and, after spending 5 weeks living with me, went home Friday.  ...more

I have a question for you - just because I'm curious. How did you end up baking out of your ...more

The "F" Word

  This week my students forced me to give them a 30 minute long lecture on why being called a Feminist isn't necessarily a bad thing – mainly because they were embarrassed to call themselves Feminist – even when they were. This class has inspired this rant/ blog post. I've wrote this on my blog a couple of weeks ago. But, this week when my students insisted that my ranting skills need a bigger audience - I thought of posting it up here.  ...more

Mean Girls All Grown UP

Last night I watched The Housewives of Orange County, one of my guilty pleasures. Only I came to the conclusion that maybe it wasn't a guilty pleasure for me anymore. I won't waist a lot of space to describe the show other than to say that last night was particularly painful. The half baked realty show was a little too real and reminded me of some of the mean girls we have all encountered at some point in our lives ...more

In My World - Everyday Seems Like A Monday!

 So waking up every morning is always a new adventure for me since my motto is "Everyday is a new day". Cause last night I was like, all freaking anxiety-ridden over the impending SE - PAR - A - TION, and after a tearful phone call with my brother, I had a glass of Pinot Nior and simply snapped out of it....more

Moms in Boyland

Welcome to the first Mom's in Boyland blog!...more

Apple Pie Pops

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Fashionable Philanthropy, A Widget That Keeps On Giving, and $100K Scholarship Prize for Girls

Fashion Delivers Foundation was created in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita with a goal to organize the collection and distribution of new clothing and home items to hurricane victims.The group was able to collect and give over $4.5 million dollars worth of men's and women's clothing directly to people in the devastated areas.  ...more

Cool! I am going to tell my teenage sister about this one. But as you have writen even I am ...more

Stop, look and listen

Something I've learned the value of as a parent is to stop, look and listen when my child takes the time to communicate with me.Stop: This means, stop what I am doing if possible. The dishes can wait, the phone call can be delayed for a few minutes, everything I have on my mind, can just stop for a few minutes....more