Happy Valentine’s Day! And speaking of hearts, got an American Red Cross story to share? {Discount code for classes, too!}

February 13, 2010

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Do you have an American Red Cross story to tell? Maybe you’ve donated blood. Or taken a CPR class. Or been grateful someone else did.
I’ve used skills I gained in an American Red Cross class twice, and been poised to several other times. Even though I’ve been scared each time, I was so glad I [...]

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Terrific Tip Tuesday #2–Gotta nose picker?

February 2, 2010

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This is one of those things that will solve itself by the time your kid is about 7 or 8 (’cause all their friends will finally think it’s gross).  But if you can’t wait that long (*shudder* and who can?), how do you get a kid to quit picking their nose?
This was not my original [...]

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How to start buying organic produce without taking out a second mortgage

January 26, 2010

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We started adding organic food to our diet about a year ago.  It was pretty painful at first, to be honest.  But I felt that there were so many sources of bad things in our environment (you DO NOT want to know-ugh) I had no control over, I could at least control some of the [...]

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Is it too late to post about resolutions?

January 22, 2010

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I know it’s a little late to be thinking of New Year’s resolutions—most people have pondered this and set their goals much closer to the beginning of January then the end.
But, I need a little more time to process what I am actually willing to do and I find that if I wait a few [...]

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Launch of our new website–Bookalachi!

January 12, 2010

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When we couldn’t find a good website that did a content review of kid’s books, we decided to start our own!  Okay, it didn’t go quite that smoothly….it was 3 years ago when we started.  Casey learned how to program in at least two other languages and this is actually the third rendition of the [...]

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Happily ever after…

January 1, 2010

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Fifteen years is (and isn’t) a long time.  When you’re 22, I guess it’s a pretty long time.  It’s long enough to shape a few dreams, let go of a few, pursue new dreams.
It’s enough time to grow a marriage, a family, and start a life.
Fifteen years ago today, I looked up into Casey’s eyes and gave him [...]

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Winner of the Steve Spangler Giveaway!

December 14, 2009

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Don’t you love giveaways? It was fun to run this–thanks to the folks at Spangler Science!
I put all the entries from both here and my blog and drew them out of a hat. :)
The WINNER of the $75 in science stuff is: Jennifer! I drew her name from her comment on the Jelly Marble article [...]

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Gifts for bright kids #2: solar science meets kid building fun

December 10, 2009

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 Leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for a FREE box of stuff from Steve Spangler Science ($75 value-woot!)!  Drawing to be held on Dec. 11thth.  Enter on both posts on Gifts for Bright Kids!
I took a look at the box when we got this and thought, ‘Yikes—that looks complicated’  Cool, mind you, [...]

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Who put me in charge of all this? (or: who knew being a mom was a full-time job?)

December 9, 2009

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I know this isn’t going to come as a shock to most of you, but it has taken me years to figure this out. I am a reasonably bright girl, but I kept thinking that someone else was in charge of the daily running of our household. I don’t know who I thought was going [...]

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A $10 gift for bright kids

December 1, 2009

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Leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for a FREE box of stuff from Steve Spangler Science ($75 value-woot!)!  Drawing to be held on Dec. 11thth.  Enter on both posts on Gifts for Bright Kids!

I am a big fan of toys for kids that make them figure stuff out.  Or have a wow [...]

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