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December 12, 2011

Our Favorite Holiday Movies

Holiday-movies

To help celebrate this holiday season, we’ve asked all of our bloggers to tell us about a few of their favorite things. In this post we asked about their favorite holiday movies. Some are classics, but some may surprise you. Dan Balski: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation     Sandra Bergman: Home for the Holidays This […]

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November 14, 2011

Volunteering and Kids: Raising Kids to Give Back

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Before I became a parent I imagined all of the ways I would volunteer once I had kids. I’d volunteer at school functions, help teachers out in the classroom, go on field trips, be a troop leader. Now that I have kids (ages 9 and 11), I’ve done those things. I enjoy having a presence […]

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October 24, 2011

Halloween Carnivals for Kids

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What can I say? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I don’t know if it’s because I came of age in Boulder with the infamous Mall Crawl (that is now banned). OR, if it’s because it’s the one day out of each year that you can shed your everyday trappings of life and take […]

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September 9, 2011

STEM: This is Not Your Mother’s Education

STEM-schools

Two weeks into school and my sixth grader is writing a report on Cuba, while my fourth grader is building (and cooking in) a solar oven. Wow! Just WOW! In my experience, the first MONTH of school is spent reviewing what they should have learned in the previous grade. Not here. This is our first [...]

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