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My Love Hate Relationship with Candy

October 29th, 2011

First written for Halloween 2010, but updated for 2011.   I admit it I have a sweet tooth, a particular weakness for chocolate. On a rough day, chocolate melting in my mouth can slow things down. Pour it over an ice cream sundae; include it in a baked treat; it tastes all the more sweeter….

Scholastic Book Fair sign

The School Book Fair, Your Opportunity for a Random Act of Kindness

October 17th, 2011

  193,000 children, aged 5 to 17, were living in poverty in New Jersey in 2009. (National Center for Education Statistics.)   “Limited access to books is a problem for all young children, but for those in low-income areas, it may be tantamount to reading failure.” (Susan Neuman, Access for All: Closing the Book Gap…

Mess in the living room left from the leprechaun

Why I Trashed my House – Talk About it Tuesday

March 17th, 2011

The crazy things we do for our kids…. So it’s Wednesday night…it’s been a busy day…we left our house CLEAN about 4 pm to head off to a Kids in The Kitchen cooking class (future post) at Virtua Hospital in Sewell. We arrived back sometime after 9, completely worn out. So what in the world…

Would your child know what to do? – Talk About it Tuesday

February 24th, 2011

After yesterday, this post particularly hits home. Although, the topic has been on my mind ever since I stumbled upon the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCME) website a few weeks back. Different situations keep occurring that keep it at the forefront of my mind.   We probably all have taught our children…

Talking to Young Children about Heaven

October 27th, 2010

It’s been a long day. For about 10 hours I cared for 5 boys, 6 and under, 2 not my own. From there, I went to tutor for two hours. I came home prepared to make treat bags for a Halloween party tomorrow and then get to blogging (lots of topics on the brain.) I…