12 Weeks to Read a Million Words: Ready, Set, Go!

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Need some ideas to get your kids reading more? The Million Word Challenge encourages children, preschool – 12th grade, to read MILLIONS of words outside of school between February 17, 2015 and May 8, 2015. By reading together as a family, parents can help improve their children’s literacy skills and improve their chances of graduating […]

Funny Valentine: Last Minute DIY

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It’s a crazy week leading up to Valentine’s Day: classroom party preps, valentines and celebration! So how about setting up your kids for a fast DIY valentine? My two boys (6 and 7) love making valentines, but it can get taxing on everyone when the project is too complicated. So here’s our version of a […]

SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water


It was quite an experience for my 6 and 7 year old boys! Family fun day at Regal L.A. Live. They LOVED it! We got to experience the 4DX Theater… it was a wild ride, with so many laugh out loud moments! And our family isn’t alone, SpongeBob cleaned up at the box office with […]

9 Ideas for Boys’ Rooms

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Need a little boost in creativity to decorate your boy’s bedroom? I did and it just so happened that Jane Blanchard, content writer for Modernize , came to the rescue! Before we remodeled it, my son’s bedroom looked like a tornado had hit it — clothes (both dirty and clean) all over the floor, random […]

Down for the Count, but Up Even Stronger


It’s been six weeks of uncertainty, fear, doctors and tough times. Without getting into the details, my health was in jeopardy. I wasn’t sure what was happening. My every thought turned to my babies, my sweet boys… without their mom. I know it sounds dramatic, but it was scary. While I was concerned about me, […]