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Science Projects for Middle School Kids

Science Projects for Kids

My Dad Friend had previously suggested The Birds and Bees Sex Talk which was very popular  so I have been hounding him for other topic suggestions since he seems to have his pulse on parenting issues.  He was stressed out about his kids’ science projects for school. His 6th grader just had a Science Fair Day where everyone exhibited their school science projects and I bugged him so much he actually blackberried me the projects he saw as he walked around the room. Read more…

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Yoga for Kids

DIY Yoga for Kids to Try at Home

I met Bea more than ten years ago when both of our oldest children were at the same preschool. Our girls weren’t even in the same class but we both had sleeping toddler girls in strollers that first painful week when we were required to wait for hours on a different floor just in case our preschoolers freaked out. At least, that is my version of the school policy. Read more…

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Cool Tech For Moms from CES

Best Tech Gadgets for Moms

I read a newsletter called Engaged Moms and this was the report back from the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a playground/trade show for techy types. Stephanie Azzarone reports back on cool tech for mom and indeed, this stuff is cool! Makes me wish I still needed a stroller. Anyway, I was thinking this might be right in time for Valentine’s gift for mom — thoughtful, high techy, practical and useful (and so much better than a vacuum or blender!). Read more…

Hosting Game Day Party: It’s All About the Food!

Game Day Party Menu Ideas

Are you hosting a big sports game day party? It’s a daunting task, especially if you invite multiple families but I think the secret to a stress free and successful party is all about the food! There is no shame is using pre-prepared food and if you are feeding both kids and adults, I find it easier to make separate food for each group. There’s nothing worse than a kid whispering loudly to his mom that “there’s nothing here that I like to eat and I’m HUNGRY!” Tyson Any’tizers will keep the kids happy and adults might sneak a few themselves. Cut up fruit for a fruit salad and you are all set for the younger crowd.

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Time Travel Adventure Books for Middle School

 Time can’t exist without space, and space can’t exist without time. The two exist as one: the space-time continuum.

Any event that occurs in the universe has to involve both space and time.

If you could travel on a beam of light,  time slows down and distances tend to shorten, particularly if you are near a massive object like a sun or planet.

I honestly didn’t expect to like this action adventure thriller as much as I did. True, I LOVE Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan but  it is because of the mythology mixed in that makes me pre-order the books before they come out. Read more…