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Celebrating accomplishment at Mathnasium in Palatine

What My Son Gained From Mathnasium Tutoring

Have a child who needs a little push in math? Check out the Mathnasium benefits he gained from just two months doing tutoring over the summer. Start the year off right and gain skills that will last your child a lifetime.

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Make Dinner Fun Again – Dinner Conversation Questions Free Printable

Make mealtime fun again and connect with your kids using these fun conversation starters with plenty of unique and fun questions to kick off dinner chatter. Sometimes silly and sometimes a little more deep, this gets the conversational ball rolling and helps kids open up at mealtime at an age when they start to shut down.

Here comes the Water Wubble reusable water balloon

Master Water Balloon Fights With Water Wubble

You won’t hate when your kids have water balloon fights anymore. The Water Wubble is a reusable water balloon that doesn’t need parents to fill or tie it! Use them again and again – they come 8 in a box so you can have a huge fight without the need to pick up all the tiny pieces of latex from your grass.

Best summer math tutoring - working hard at Mathnasium Palatine

Avoid Summer Brain Drain: Why I Enrolled At Mathnasium

Every summer, students lose skills. Enrolling your child in Mathnasium’s summer math tutoring can help your child master missed skills and master new ones. Check out these 11 things you didn’t know about how Mathnasium can work for your student.

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7 Lessons Learned From The Pinewood Derby

A Cub Scout rite of passage, you don’t think about it, but there are many Pinewood Derby lessons for your son. Many are lifelong skills you want to develop. I didn’t go into the Pinewood Derby expecting it to be more than something fun he could do. Imagine my surprise when I discovered he got so much more from the competition than I ever anticipated. Just make sure it’s *his* Pinewood Derby and not yours.

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Goldfish Swim School: 10 Reasons To Sign Up

Little Miss has received complimentary Goldfish Swim School lessons in exchange for my sharing my honest thoughts about her experience. I was not otherwise compensated. As I type this, I am at one of Little Miss’s Goldfish Swim School lessons. Yes, it’s winter, and it’s cold outside, but she is sharpening her skills and learning a ton from these lessons. I’m so glad that we started coming to the brand…

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How To Teach Kids To Pack School Lunches

This post on how to teach kids to pack school lunches is part of my ambassadorship with Stonyfield Farms where I receive periodic product samples and compensation. All opinions remain my own as a Stonyfield blogger however. Pretty much everyone I know is back to school, and somehow the school year is even more hectic than summer. Every year, we think things will calm down once everyone is back in…

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LEGO® Star Wars™ Droid Tales

Have you checked out LEGO® Star Wars™s Droid Tales yet? Here’s why you want to! I am of the Star Wars generation. Yet somehow (shhh!) I never saw any of the movies until I had graduated college and a former boyfriend sat me down to watch them. I wasn’t about to make the same mistake with the wee ones, and they adore Star Wars. Mister Man is also in love…

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Erasing Middle School Fears

This shop sharing strategies on erasing middle school fears has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EraseStress #CollectiveBias The wee ones start school on Thursday. For the first time in several years, the wee ones won’t go to school together. Instead, Mister Man is going into sixth grade, which has been a little bit scary for him – especially given how so…

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9 Benefits from Boy Scouts

I have been compensated for this post talking about the benefits from Boy Scouts by Boy Scouts of America (BSA), but the content and all opinions are, of course, my own. When Mister Man was in kindergarten, he announced he wanted to do Boy Scouts. Actually, he didn’t just say he was interested in it, he explained that he wanted to become an Eagle Scout and shared what he wanted…