Category: Children

Preschool Nightmares: Coop Style

My oldest attended a preschool in a daycare center followed by a private preschool before attending Kindergarten at our elem. school. My then-youngest attended the same private preschool as a 2 yo. I worked from home as a Editor for a health…

Reading Is Queen

Reading is king in our house, or queen — I’m English, my husband is American, though. In England we are all about the Royals even if some of us disagree with the amount of money they get from the state.…

Swim Team Teen Style

My teen has been on the swim team since a teeny tiny 2nd grader. She wore almost the same size swim suit as her 5-year-old sister. Then and now she is skin and bones. Hates cold water. The swimming pool…

The Sleepy Teen

I’ve got a kid who needs lots of sleep as he is up at the crack of dawn. A preteen who needs slightly less sleep, but is still up with the dawn chorus. And a teen who is taking after…

Jumpstart Adventures

Looking for safe, learning fun! Jumpstart.com is the answer! JumpStart is an award-winning adventure-based 3D virtual world that is super-personalized, wildly imaginative and really fun, but don’t let that fool you – it also teaches math, reading, and critical thinking…

LeapFrog Text and Learn

Have I mentioned that I’m a winning machine? Yes, just about every week I win something or so it seems. I know I sound braggy, but if it were not for winning prizes and getting free stuff to review I…

One of Those Days

Today was a day. Teacher Professional Day. No school for any of the kids. Kids thrilled. Me…not so thrilled. I knew that I was conflicted about the day going in to the day. By the end of the day I…