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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…

Albatross, Eagle, Birdie … and Turkey!

Best Golf Books for Dads and Father-in-Laws

Albatross*: 2 on a par 5 hole, 1 on par 4 holeEagle: 3 on par 5 hole, 2 on par 4 hole, 1 on par 3 hole (a.k.a. hole in one!)

Birdie: 4 on par 5 hole, 3 on par 4 hole, 2 on par 3 hole Read more…

Top 10: Best Asian American Books by CoolAsianKids

Best Asian American Chapter Books

I met CoolAsianKids, Chloe and Eileen, who agreed to guest post for me on their favorite Asian American authors in between basketball camp, Chinese immersion camp and driver’s ed: Read more…

Week 8: Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Problems

Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math

Many people have asked for summer math problems for other grades. My school has helpfully provided this summer curriculum for rising 2nd grade but for other grades, there isn’t a daily math problem curriculum (yet). Instead, my school has these great math games for other grades. Read more…

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2012 Olympic Commercials Celebrate Moms

Best Olympics Commercials

This is to the moms of any child who ever aspired to make an Olympics team. To nurture a child into even hoping to make the Olympics is a gift in itself. I can’t even imagine the commitment and sacrifices an entire family makes to train a would-be Olympic athlete but I suspect family vacations are timed and planned around sporting events, and there is a lot of driving to places neither close by nor convenient. Read more…

Getting Kids Ready for Kindergarten

Getting Ready for Kindergarten or Preschool

I have some posts to help with this transition getting your child ready from pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten. Read more…

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A Five-Ring Kids’ Olympic Party!

Olympics Birthday Party for Kids

My Mom Friend Nathalie is my guest author with ideas on how to throw a great Olympics party for kids. Use these ideas for a birthday party, a half-birthday party, or just as a way to experience the Olympics as a great play date! Read more…

Growing Your Own Garden of Bloggy Friends

How to Grow Your Blog Audience

I started blogging three years ago and it’s been a journey of learning so intense it’s like drinking from a fire hydrant. There was so much to learn, from technical skills since I have none, to social media which was completely new to me, to sharpening my writing skills to build a community of readers. Read more…