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Writing Prompts for Kids: Netflix

Writing Prompts for Kids: Netflix

Good teachers never cease to amaze me. They are tasked with trying to teach kids about things they may or may not want to learn about. I’ve heard so many people comment that they don’t allow their kids to have screen time. I und ...

Become a Code Master in a Weekend

Coding and programming has come so far since I took my first Basic class back in high school. At that time I was happy to write a subroutine that had the computer ‘speak’ back to me with a “Hello”. Code lines were nu ...
Thrift Treasure: Fraction Action

Thrift Treasure: Fraction Action

I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite games growing up was the simple card game of War. Using a standard deck of 52 cards, you’d battle with an opponent each trying to draw the higher card with the winner receiving them ...
The Cheapest Music Lessons Around

The Cheapest Music Lessons Around

While neither Nicole nor I have any musical talent to speak of, we’ve been fortunate to be blessed with two girls who not only enjoy listening to nearly every genre of music, but also love to learn new instruments. Both have been invo ...
An Emotional Phineas and Ferb Goodbye

An Emotional Phineas and Ferb Goodbye

This week marked my first Hollywood press trip. Among other things, I was given the opportunity to ask questions of some very talented individuals, Phineas and Ferb masterminds Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. What did I do? Asked a q ...

Summer Fun. Summer Learning.

My girls never fail to surprise me. They’re out of school and what do they decide to do? School stuff. Well, I consider it school-type activities, but they don’t. The just consider it fun stuff. The Monday after school let out, ...
Finishing School. Starting the Hunt.

Finishing School. Starting the Hunt.

The countdown to the end of the school year is on. Actually, it has BEEN on for quite a while. The girls have reached their limit of having so much homework that their backpacks rip. They are both ready and excited for a summer filled with ...
Summer $10k Scavenger Hunt

Summer $10k Scavenger Hunt

I have always been a puzzle junkie. From jigsaw to logic puzzles, I can’t get enough. When I was in early elementary school I had to research and list all the states in order they were admitted into the union. Internet? Nope. We didn& ...
Thrift Treasure: Py Math Game

Thrift Treasure: Py Math Game

Unless you live in the same area as we do (Quad Cities IA/IL), you have probably never seen this game before. Your children may have been exposed to it if they are in California, as that is where the publisher is currently located and still ...
Crazy Fun Literacy Learning

Crazy Fun Literacy Learning

Old maid, Go Fish and Crazy 8’s….childhood staples. Card games I played as a child, and games familiar to my kids. So when I found a version called Crazy A’s by Wiggity Bang Games that I could play with my littles that would help them learn ...