Getting to Know Math. And You. (Printables Included!)

“Why do I have to learn fractions/ ratios/ algebra/ (insert math topic here)?” Parents and Teachers, hands up if you’ve had to answer this question from your kids more than once and are expecting to answer it again for the 1,856th time. It is a truth, not usually acknowledged, that an educator’s job description also […]

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Tags: back to school, math, printables


A Job Not to be Taken Lightly

Saving your home from someone who’s intent on destroying it is no easy feat, if not downright nuts. But the animals of Liberty Park were forced to do just that when the mayor of Oakton City had plans to build an amusement park right where they live. Surly the squirrel and Buddy the rat are […]

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Tags: ascending order, comparison, fun math, math, movies, The Nut Job 2, weight


Back to the School Year: Teachers at the Ready!

Greetings, teachers! August is here, which means it’s time for going back to school, panicking and mourning the end of summer. (Okay, maybe just miss it a little.) School is under a month away and it pays to know where to find ways to make the end of summer a little less stressful.  (You’re here. […]

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Summer’s over, mom and dad!

If you’re loving summer as much as we are, you and your kids aren’t likely to be jumping for joy at the prospect of a new school year. With less than a month before we’re going back to school, there’s no reason why you and your kids can’t be back-to-school cool! School readiness isn’t just […]

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Tags: back to school, help for parents, kids, smart parenting, Summer Break


When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Swimming

An outdoor swimming pool on a hot day

The hot weather is upon us again, and there are few better ways to get some respite from the heat than to take a good swim. So imagine my delight upon discovering this pool locator by The Swimmer’s Guide! The Swimmer’s Guide has been compiling data on swimming pools around the world since 1996, and […]

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Tags: hours, minutes, seconds, swimming, swimming pool, time