Originally posted 2016-03-17 17:00:51. Yesterday morning daughter announced she wanted a pyjama day. My heart always slightly sinks when I hear that because I know that while the first three hours or so will be fine – a flurry of drawing, You Tube & computer games, the afternoon fall flat, she will start to get restless…

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why I don't like minecraft

Originally posted 2016-03-14 17:00:35. I’m going with the unpopular vote here, although I understand there are tons of great and positive benefits to Minecraft. The more I see previews of the game or my child’s playmate play it on their device, I just can’t buy into it, especially for children.   Before I dive too…

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Originally posted 2016-03-13 17:00:00. I was out shopping last night with one of my best girlfriends. She made a comment to me that at one time made me feel bittersweet. “I can by my full crazy self with you.” This made me happy because it means she’s comfortable enough that she’s not afraid of hiding…

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Originally posted 2016-03-06 17:00:29.   The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. -Dr. Seuss March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’ birthday! He would have been 112 years old this year.  To celebrate, we’re holding a coloring contest for the tiny humans in…

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Originally posted 2016-02-22 17:00:33. Title: The BFG Author: Roald Dahl Published: 1982 Pages: 240 Genre: Fairy Tale/Adventure Kid Friendly Rating: 6+ Click here for the Common Sense Media guide! The book may be a bit violent by current kid’s book standards considering the Giants’ general habit of eating humans, but it is not any more grisly than…

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Originally posted 2016-01-02 17:00:01. Star Wars Force Awakens Movie Review Grade: A- Millions of fans across the world are letting out a near-simultaneous breath of relief. Possibly the most anticipated movie of all time, director JJ Abrams has delivered us a gem; a modern day time machine, putting us right back in the thrill-ride of…

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Originally posted 2015-11-21 12:00:43. Pretty much everyone who has gone to school in the last 30 years has read or been exposed to the Diaries of Anne Frank. What most don’t know is that there are actually two foundations who claim ownership to different renditions of the diary. One held by The Anne Frank Foundation,…

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Originally posted 2015-10-20 12:00:10. Oh man.  This way WAY better than I was anticipating when I downloaded it for my kids the other day!  My 7 yr old picked the boy Jessie for her first play through all the way. We made a Zombie in a building competition, battled a giant Wither boss that is…

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Originally posted 2015-10-13 12:24:03. And we are at it again! The Trouble Box is making a return to our household! I first talked about The Trouble Box back in June when our daughter was being super difficult and lost her listening ears. Pre-K Blues It now seems that with the start of Pre-K that the…

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Originally posted 2015-10-10 12:30:55.   Title: Spirited Away Director: Hayao Miyazaki Release Date: July 7, 2001 Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 125 minutes Starring: ● Daveigh Chase ● Suzanne Pleshette ● Jason Marsden Kid Friendly Rating: 9+. The movie features several spooky monsters and storylines, and some characters smoke and drink ambiguous substances. Click here…

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Originally posted 2015-10-03 12:49:05. On October 1st, my son Baron turned one month old.  This is a huge deal for a lot of reasons, but the biggest being that my husband and I have survived a month as new parents and we haven’t gone off the rails yet!  That’s kind of a pessimistic outlook but…

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