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3 Books for Kids Who Love to Make

My daughter’s school just opened up a tinkering studio, which is completely awesome and I want to live there. It’s great because the school is really dedicated to STEAM education so there are circuits

Get Free Books for Your Kids or Your Class with Kellogg’s

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias We are a family that loves to read. That’s pretty well documented. The girl is

How to Entertain Kids on a Trip: On-the-Go Fun for Kids

This needs to start with the big disclaimer that I know the author of this book in an online friend sense. We used to be colleagues at About.com and she has gone on to

Learning to Write with William Zinsser

In his book, On Writing Well, William Zinsser says all writers should read E.B. White’s The Elements of Style once a year. I feel the same way about his book, though admittedly I hadn’t

How to Read More Books

It’s been almost six months since I announced my quest to read more women authors. It has not been going well. In my defense, I started with a super-long book, The Tale of Genji,

Stuffocation Urges Readers to Pick Experiences Over Stuff

I’ve been trying to get my stuff under control for a long time. My word for the year is simplify, and while it hasn’t been as easy to carve out the time for decluttering

Books to Get Kids Interested in Saving the Planet

Today’s Natural Parenting and Earth Month Blog Hop subjects are all about teaching our children about the earth. Kids need to know the importance of protecting the environment and what they can do from