Monthly Archives: June 2011

Childhood Memories? Maybe Not.

A recent study received quite a bit of media attention when it showed that the n-back method actually improves children’s memories.  If you aren’t familiar with it, n-back is an activity in which a child is asked to remember a sequence of … Continue reading

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Tale of the Masked Baby (or Why I Hate Albuterol)

The day started as too many others had.  My baby (age 2 at the time) had that dreaded cough.  I jumped on it.  I knew exactly what that cough was, asthma.  I hated that sound.  It sent me into the … Continue reading

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When Is My Belt Ceremony?

Twice a week you will find me at my local Karate America. I’ll be sitting there for an hour and a half entertaining first my oldest and then my youngest as they take turns with their taekwondo classes. I’ll be … Continue reading

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A Great Father’s Day Gift for Dad & Kids

Last year while at a July 4 party, I discovered a game that was fun for adults and kids, ladder ball. Honestly, it never occurred to me to let the kids play. Why would it? We had sidewalk chalk, bikes, … Continue reading

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Keys as a chew toy? I think I might faint!

I’m a complete germaphobe, it’s true, but I think I’m a toxinphobe even more.  That’s why when I recently saw a friend’s daughter playing with keys I nearly passed out.  Thanks to my constant googling, I know that some keys … Continue reading

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“Reward system” or “bribery” it doesn’t matter what you call it. It works.

Today was “transition day” at my boys’ preschool.  They go to school year round, but the summer is camp-like with lots of outdoor and water play, games, and activities.  The school uses the playful summer months to get kids accustomed … Continue reading

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Obsession: Free, Customized Movies for Kids

Right off the bat I have a confession, I have a tendency to get obsessed with projects.  At the moment, I’m completely obsessed with making videos of things that my boys are interested in.  It’s super easy and free for … Continue reading

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