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To the Parents of My Kids’ Friends

And suddenly I find myself here again: at the beginning of another school year.  I’m not sure exactly when or how it happened, but I now have a daughter in eighth grade and a son in fifth grade. The messages that I have been receiving from social media, the schools and other parents as this new […]

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My daughter and I at the Northland Public Library sleepover in 2012.  Picture courtesy of TribLive.

Summer Reading: Great Library Activities

I’ve previously written about some great kids’ book series as well as some of our family’s favorite single books for kids.  Still need some ideas to get your kids interested in reading?  Here are three more ways to get the whole family involved through your local library. Battle of the Books This program is usually aimed at […]

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Summer Reading: Great Book Series

Summer is quickly approaching, but many school-age kids are already dreading the “summer reading” concept.  Why not introduce some great book series to get them hooked on reading for the entire summer break?  My kids (ages 13 and 10) helped me compile this list of our favorite book series, for your child to read independently or for your whole family to […]

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On Being a Groupie

At Thanksgiving, the Pittsburgh Moms Blog contributors were asked to write what they were thankful for in a Facebook post. Most contributors wrote about their families, but I took the opportunity to turn in a cheeky post about how I was thankful for my “boyfriend” Sting. Readers probably assumed that I have a little crush […]

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