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Math is Everywhere! Bedtime Math #STEMchat

Math is Everywhere! Bedtime Math #STEMchat

Math is everywhere! Every day we use math–to estimate distances, tell time, divide up treats, listen to music, take care of finances, and to make the most of our day. So, I am thrilled to be part of the Bedtime Math Parent Blogging team supporting an excellent new project to promote mathematical literacy for kids: Bedtime Math. Just like we make special time for reading to our children at the end of each day, Bedtime Math … Read entire article »

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We’re Going to Disney Social Media Moms 2013! #DisneySMMoms

We’re Going to Disney Social Media Moms 2013! #DisneySMMoms

Everyone’s favorite mouse has been kind enough to host my family on his newest cruise ships the last two years. This year, after a very rough late fall / early winter for me health-wise, I received a little pixie dust in my e-mail…an invitation to the Disney Social Media Moms celebration! I couldn’t be more thrilled to learn more, hang out with lots of cool bloggers, and enjoy the parks with my family. (Button designed by Tiany … Read entire article »

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Snow Day! Our Nemo Snowstorm

Snow Day! Our Nemo Snowstorm

Nemo dropped about 30 inches of snow on my area, the highest totals in New York and boy was it a mess! The kids wanted to sled but that thing wasn’t going anywhere–sorry kids! At least they had a chance to measure the snowfall. The baby was less than thrilled. “Uh, guys, I’m sinking!’ But my daughter pretended to be a Viking warrior princess. And it was quite the snowfall! Even though the snow had stopped before noon on Saturday, … Read entire article »

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30 Kids’ Activities, Crafts, and Education Bloggers to Follow on Pinterest

30 Kids’ Activities, Crafts, and Education Bloggers to Follow on Pinterest

Are you addicted to Pinterest yet? I get so many wonderful kids’ activities, crafts, and learning ideas from Pinterest. Pinterest is also a great way to organize and keep all the neat projects I want to try. I would love to see you on Pinterest. You can follow my pins and see what I am digging!   Here are my TOP 30 MUST FOLLOW Kids’ Activities, Crafts, and Education Pinners on Pinterest**, in no particular order: 1. Candace Lindemann … Read entire article »

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From our family to yours: Happy Holidays! What can I say? The end of the year has been trying for our family but so much more so for other families in our region. We have each other and our memories we are building together. Each year since our eldest was two, we have included a family portrait she has drawn on our New Year’s card. Though I wasn’t sure anything could beat the floating baby inside Mommy … Read entire article »

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Call for Submissions: Crafting Hope After the Hurricane

Call for Submissions: Crafting Hope After the Hurricane

As I have shared with you, Hurricane Sandy was a disaster for much of the Tri-State area. There are people living in homes with giant holes, molding walls, and ruined furniture–or camping out next to their homes. These areas are still without power. Many of these areas are working-class neighborhoods. Places with hardworking families that were “getting by” before the storm but now have lost everything they had built. However, we will get by…with a little … Read entire article »

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Top 15 Educational Toys for 2012

Top 15 Educational Toys for 2012

On Naturally Educational, I do not promote a lot of products. My core philosophy is that we don’t need a lot of fancy bells and whistles to have an engaging, educational experience, especially for young children. However, we all like a few toys now and again, right? And no matter how many times you tell Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie and Uncle that the kids would really like that Aquarium membership for Christmas, they still want to … Read entire article »

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Happy (Belated) Halloween

Happy (Belated) Halloween

Sandy may have knocked out our lights but she can’t dampen our Halloween spirits! We went trick or treating with Mulan, Mushu (he’s his sister’s accessory until he can express a preference), and a “man-eating shark” (shown here in his Roman gladiator costume). Blogging will be light until I have power, heat, and hot water…but I wanted to say “Happy Halloween” and “Feliz Dia de Los Muertos!” Hope you are all safe and dry! … Read entire article »

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Gone to BlogHer

Gone to BlogHer

I’m heading off to BlogHer this week but I do have a few scheduled posts going up while I’m off. If you will be at BlogHer, please find me and say, “hello”! Drop me a line on this post so I will be on the lookout for you! Because I want to enjoy the conference without obligations, I am sponsoring myself, this time. I would like to encourage everyone to stop by the Bloganthropy session at … Read entire article »

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Gone Hiking!

Gone Hiking!

We’ve been enjoying the outdoor weather this February (cannot believe I just typed that) so we have not done many indoor crafts or activities beyond my eldest practicing piano or her language lessons. That doesn’t mean the learning has stopped..far from it! We’ve been out in nature, observing the first signs of spring and checking out interesting local flora and fauna, like the swans and mallards… …and this neat pink earth lichen (the pink fungus-like structures are the … Read entire article »

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