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Summers around our home always seem to be full with travel. Whether it’s driving to the Oregon coast to go camping or flying across the country to visit with family, it seems that most weekends are booked with some sort of excursion.  As many of you know, trying to entertain kids

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volcano rising by elizabeth rusch
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Now that my daughter is about to enter 1st grade, I find myself searching more for non-fiction books.  I’m homeschooling her this year so any and every educational resource I find, I grab.  Charlesbridge has some great new releases, sent to me for review. Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch is

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leapfrog homeschool review
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Summers are notorious for being a drain on the brain.  Kids often lose quite a bit of knowledge from the previous school year during the summer, so I hope you have been actively keeping those kids learning!  August is here (say what?!) and with it, a new school season.  I’ve

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super duper educational homeschool review
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Keeping with my Summer Brain Drain theme these days, we have the latest and greatest from Super Duper Publications, an amazing source of learning materials for kids.  Previously only available to teachers, therapists and special needs professionals, Super Duper is now on the consumer market.  Let the great roar of

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vtech innotab 2S review
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Keeping kids engaged and learning the whole summer through can be a challenge. It really can.  School’s out and kids want to spend their days by the pool, at friend’s houses and on vacation.  No school allowed. But, with the sophisticated learning tablets for kids, like the VTech InnoTab 2S,

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The Magic School Bus: All ABout Earth DVD review
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I’m a huge-enormous-gigantic fan of The Magic School Bus.  I loved watching the series as a kid and was so thrilled to when the complete series was released on DVD.  See my review and gush here.  Well, Ms. Frizzle has even more to offer.  Perfect for Earth Day is The

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Sarah and myself started In The Know Mom for a lot of reasons several years ago. About five and a half years ago we became friends from our similar likes and passions. We both refused to settle for plastic toys that everyone seemed to have. Melissa, has a very similar

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In The Land Of Milk And Honey
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Did you know that Black History Month has been celebrated during the month of February for over a hundred years? Your kids were probably very excited to have Martin Luther King day off from school, but did they understand why? I know my daughter didn’t. In fact, we sent her

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As parents, I am sure a few of you have been in the situation where you are playing a game with your child and instead of your child winning the game, you win and your child gets very distraught and screams “not fair” and then refuses to play the game.

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I’m always on the hunt for visually stimulating and educational items for my girls. Learning Materials Workshop was founded in 1979 by an artist and early childhood educator. The creator understands the importance of open-ended play to help encourage your children to be creative. Open-ended play is a complex and challenging

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