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Convincing Kids to Read (Leapfrog Tag Getting Ready for Kindergarten Review)

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring this review.  For more information about LeapFrog Tag Get Ready for Kindergarten, please visit their website #LeapFrogTag #spon Lorelai is in 1st grade this year. We have left behind the Pink Tower and Bob Books to enter the world of spelling tests and reading circles. The only problem? She’s […]

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How To Get Your Kids To Tell You About Their School Day

“How was school?” “Fine.” “What did you do today?” “Nothing.” It’s a conversation happening in minivans around the world, every afternoon. If you want to really find out what your kids are doing at school all day, you’re going to have to change the questions. Or, you know, friend their teachers on Facebook. But, if […]

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First Day of School (Plus @AboutOne $500 Giveaway)

This morning, I dropped my girls off for their first day of school. I think I was supposed to be sad, taking my youngest to kindergarten. It’s hard to be sad, when she’s so excited. It’s also hard to be sad when I think of the increased productivity 7 hours a day will bring. You […]

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Who Eats Lunch That Early? (Plus Totino’s Giveaway)

During the summer, my girls would snack all day, if I’d let them. And, if I don’t? They eat breakfast, lunch & dinner without (much) whining in between. Now that we are back to school, though, you’d think they were suddenly undernourished. They beg for snack from the minute we walk in the door until […]

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