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Have You Heard About Inflammatory Breast Cancer?

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Alert

Key Points

  • Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and very aggressive disease with symptoms that include redness, swelling, tenderness, and warmth in the breast.
  • Treatment for inflammatory breast cancer is usually more aggressive than treatment for most other types of breast cancer.
  • People with inflammatory breast cancer are encouraged to enroll in clinical trials that are testing new treatments. Read more…

Week 10: Summer Math for 2nd Grade

Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Review

We’re almost done! Just over one week of summer math review to go! In doing [most] of these math problems with my son, I realized a few things:

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Club Invention: Getting Kids Interested in Inventing

STEM Camp Where Kids Invent

Club Invention is a day camp for kids, boys and girls, and my 7-old-son did it for one week with two friends. They do a two-week stint in Newton, with various stops in other towns in our area, mostly in New England. This is science that you don’t get in school. What exactly is Club Invention? I had no idea from what my son told me every day after school. Even from the extensive newsletters that I received daily, I still was pretty unclear about what they did. In my mind, it had something to do with legos. Read more…

Cooking Camp is What’s For Dinner

Cooking Camp for Kids

My oldest, Grasshopper and Sensei. went to a cooking day camp for a week. It was an expensive week but when you factored in the meals she brought home that fed our family of five, it was a bargain. We would get a breakfast baked good, two desserts, entrée, sides, and salads from recipes of FoodTV network stars. One day there was homemade pasta using a recipe by Mario Batali! I think the amazing creamy polenta was his too. Read more…

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Best Beginning Chapter Books for 2nd and 3rd Grade

Best Books for Beginning Readers

My pubic library creates a great list for summer reading and this is the list I need for my rising 2nd grader.  My library doesn’t like Scholastic beginning chapter book series like Ninjago, Rainbow Fairies, Hiro Quest, or My Weird School. My kids’ first grade teacher does not love them either. Finding really good easy chapter book is tough which is probably why this list is so short. It’s culled from mostly newly published books. Read more…

Week 9: Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Problems

Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Review

How is your summer math review going? Do you find your child likes online math games or board games with math concepts better? How about math in animal picture books? Maybe math apps are the way to go? Read more…

Tea Collection Clothes for Picky Boys Like Mine! Buy 3 Get 4th FREE!

Special Savings From Tea Collection!

Offer: Buy 3 select back to school separates and get the 4th free (Offer only valid with clothing that includes 3+1 symbol) Read more…

Olympic Chapter Books & Non-Fiction For 4th Grade & 2nd Grade

Olympics in Chapter Books for 4th grade

I get this great newsletter from Random House Kids and wanted to share their newly published chapter books on the Olympics. Read more…

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BlogHer12 Link Up for Bloggers

Blogging for Women and BlogHer 2012

Capability:Mom and I went for the first time to BlogHer and it was like a mysterious game in which you don’t get the rules to play by. Everyone seems to know the rules, or at least the bloggers who seem to be in the thick of things including sponsors, private parties and swag so it’s easy to feel like a loser. And yet, there were 130 sponsors eager to meet bloggers so there is something and someone for everybody. Read more…