Social Skills

What Party Would Sanjaya Run For? A 2008 Election Explanation

Posted February 20, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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Homeschooling can be challenging, especially when topics deviate from the assigned curriculum. With 2008 being a very special political year, it has escaped me how to convey all the inner workings of our often confusing political system to our kids. My nine-year-old continues to “bring it” with her regular and candid Q & A sessions.

Making A Memorable Valentine's Day Treasure

Posted February 7, 2008 by Julie Rains

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Looking for a creative, memorable, enriching, and fun Valentine’s Day activity? Here’s an easy one that will help spread kindness and appreciation.

Survival Tips for Future Film Buffs

Posted February 5, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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I can think of no worse way to spend an afternoon than taking a toddler to a movie. You are guaranteed to miss all the good parts, and should plan on adding it to your rental queue. There are some tricks to making the experience go a little smoother, however, and like most outings, preparation is the key.

Valentines Day Isn’t Just for Lovers

Posted January 29, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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While the idea of a romantic getaway with a significant other may sound like the perfect way to spend Valentines Day, this year it may be impossible to manage. Depending on your unique circumstances, the holiday might not be everything you imagined. Families can still find a way to make the day special; share the love this year with these super ideas!

Review of Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World

Posted January 14, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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I don’t consider us to be a big family. Others will disagree. I do admit, however, that I could use some help from those that have been in the large-family trenches and have come out with all their limbs intact. That’s what Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World aims to do. I have found that not only does author Meagan Francis do this with humor and compassion, but the book is relevant for families of any size!

5 Reasons Why Parents Shouldn’t Play Fair

Posted January 9, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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How many times a day do you hear one of your children complain that you, “Just aren’t fair”? While it is simple to explain away your behavior with a generic, “Life isn’t fair” remark, here are the 5 reasons why parents shouldn’t play fair.

Morning Roundup: New Year's Parenting Resolutions

Posted December 30, 2007 by Maggie Wells

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And you thought you’d just tell your self to diet and exercise more in 2008. Here’s a whole list of advice for taking resolutions straight into parenting.

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