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We were elated to make it through our first soccer season with a crazy amount of practices and games each week (14). We wouldn’t have been able to do it on our own, but luckily car pools came together after a month for the two club soccer teams my girls joined. Still, there were challenges in setting up a car pool. Luckily a friend turned me on to Jooners, an …Continue
Added by pragmaticmom on November 25, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments
It's great that schools are now emphasizing the need to teach financial literacy in the classroom but the issue is training teachers. The problem is that most adults don't understand the basics of financial investing, yet they overestimate their knowledge. Here's a way to test your financial investment acumen from…
Added by pragmaticmom on September 8, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
In reviewing new picture books, I am finding that I can shorthand a review to a friend by just matching it up to a older, well known book.…Continue
Added by pragmaticmom on July 9, 2012 at 8:14am — No Comments
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When Music Lovers went away to sleep away camp last summer, it was just for 5 days. She got off a long wait list as well, so it was sudden and we all had to scramble to get her ready. Hence, there was not need for that sleep away camp requisite Mommy-Loves-You care package. Whew! I got off…Continue
Added by pragmaticmom on July 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Please click on any title heading to see the complete post that includes book reviews. You can also click on any book to purchase at Amazon. I compiled all the book listsI have made on for Middle School. I hope this helps you find some great books to keep your middle school child reading happily this summer.…Continue
Added by pragmaticmom on June 25, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments
If I can discern what your child is reading in the picture, or better yet, you tell me, then I'll even try to match up a book that I think your child will enjoy.
Thank you to everyone who sent me…Continue
Added by pragmaticmom on June 20, 2012 at 8:21am — No Comments
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As a mother of three children, I think the greatest gift one can give their child is the love of reading. It's a gift that keeps on giving. But it's not always easy to get kids to want to read. There are so many other enticing distractions including screens, friends, and the…
Added by pragmaticmom on June 20, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments
I posted on No Tests for Kids at the education group blog, Cooperative Catalyst. Please check out my open response essay on why taking standardized tests is a waste of time for kids and…Continue
Added by pragmaticmom on June 18, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments
I am giving away 3 copies of A Million Miles to Boston. Please Tweet and Stumble Upon to Win.
Leave comment letting me know you did this. Thanks!…Continue
Added by pragmaticmom on June 13, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments
GIVEAWAY: I am giving awayDUDE: Fun with Dude and Betty AND a pile of Magic Tree House early chapter books.
To WIN: Please Tweet andStumble Upon this post andleave a comment telling me that you did it. The first dozen or so people who do this will win. Basically, everyone wins until my pile is depleted.
There are buttons on the bottom of this post to make this easy to…Continue
Added by pragmaticmom on June 12, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments
I find that learning a foreign language is very similar to dieting. Changing my family's lifestyle was key to successfully incorporating foreign language into my children's hearts and minds. Like dieting, crash diets (a.k.a. immersion) is wonderful in jump-starting foreign language acquisition however, without proper maintainance, it's…Continue
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