Monthly Archives: January 2014

You Can Lead a Bronco to Water

“Look at that dork in the orange cowboy hat.” “Uh, that’s my dad.” My dad had a habit of sitting in the visitors’ section during home basketball games.  Since he was my dad, I knew it was because he liked … Continue reading

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The More We Get Together- Olympic Opening Ceremony

I LOVE the Olympics.  Perhaps it is because I was raised in a town with an Olympic training facility and attended a few events where you could interact with the athletes.  Maybe it is because the first Olympics I ever … Continue reading

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The Benefits of My Enormous Ego- Ten Tips for Taking a Great Self Portrait

When was the last time you had a good portrait taken?  Not a family picture.  Not a snapshot.  A nice picture of YOU, just you.  If you are thinking back to your senior year graduation photos, it’s time to update. … Continue reading

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We All Live in a Yellow Submarine- Water Transportation Lesson for Toddlers

We concluded our transportation series this week with water transportation.  I probably should have done an additional week of non-motorized transportation, but I am too excited about the Olympics and want to do a two part series for that, concluding … Continue reading

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Please in Japanese and Other Benefits of Karate

“He got put off the mat twice.” This was the report from my mother-in-law, Sandy.  She had taken the boys to their second karate lesson because I had a doctor’s appointment. At the first lesson, Liam bounced up and down … Continue reading

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Taking to the Air

So our transportation series continued with air transportation this week.  Lots of fun songs and activities for this one. 1.  We changed up our parachute routine by holding onto the parachute and walking in a circle to play “Ring Around … Continue reading

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Misty Over Red Shirts and Blue Potties

“If he’s five by September 1, he can’t attend pre-K with us another year.” That was the sentence that started the panic. Liam is a summer baby.  When I grew up, you enrolled in Kindergarten as soon as you were … Continue reading

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