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The Weekly Menu Experiment – Week 1

I’ll come straight out and say it. I would rather wash the dishes than make the weekly menu. I know that coming up with what to cook for dinner and breakfast (because lunch is always last night’s leftovers) daily is stressful, and I know that making the weekly menu will relieve that stress. I know […]

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Child’s Play

There used to be an ad (Milo, I think) that said something like, “A child playing is a child at work.” And true enough; Maria Montessori says that play is the work of a child. Play is how kids learn to deal with the world around them, how they practice skills—from motor to social to […]

Rainy Day Activity #1: Fizzing Fun

Raine is on sem break this week (a preschooler with a sem break!) the weather has been rather dismal, and the girls have been antsy. So I decided to try out the most fun of kiddie science experiments: the magic mix of baking soda and vinegar. And what can be more fun than baking soda […]

We’re Off to See the Wizard!

From the time her Ninong Tata gave Raine her first copy of The Wizard of Oz—the simplified children’s illustrated version—Raine has loved Dorothy and Toto and the Scarecrow and the Tin Man and the Lion and the little Wizard. She talks about how the Wicked Witch got squashed and how the monkeys fly. She read […]

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The Weekly Menu Experiment – Week 1

I’ll come straight out and say it. I would rather wash the dishes than make the weekly menu. I know that coming up with what to cook for dinner and breakfast (because lunch is always last night’s leftovers) daily is stressful, and I know that making the weekly menu will relieve that stress. I know […]

How to Make the Best Kiddie Party without Spending Too Much

Every year you and your family are going to celebrate at least a few birthday parties. It is definitely a lot of fun, but, in fact, it comes with a pretty big price! And that might ruin your whole experience preparing for the big party on your child’s birthday. Want to avoid that and throw […]

How a Pain in the Ass Can Give You Headaches–and How to Get Rid of It

I suffer from really bad headaches. The throbbing kind that shoots pain every time you move. The one that makes your eyes water involuntarily. The one that makes you pukey. The one that makes your world spin. I’ve had them all. Sometimes all together. I also have atrocious posture, and bad work habits (I’m referring […]