Archive for December 2012

Legoland Offers Family Friendly New Year’s Plan

Legoland Offers Family Friendly New Year’s Plan
New Year’s Eve plans that can easily accommodate families aren’t always easy to find.  Legoland Discovery Center is ready to ring in the New Year with kid-friendly countdowns throughout the day on December 31st and January 1st. Visitors to Legoland will experience balloon drop countdowns, sparkling grape juice, and party music. Other activities include: Commemorative... Read more »

Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing

Help Stop School and Youth Violence – Do the Write Thing
At a conference on after school programming, I listened to a parent from the west side of Chicago tell the audience about a time she averted a tragedy in a gymnasium filled with youth. A boy was about to pull a gun, and the parent had no choice but to call upon rival gang leaders... Read more »

How Can We Help Sandy Hook Students?

How Can We Help Sandy Hook Students?
It has been one week since the horrible event that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  A day of mourning has been declared in several states. It isn’t any easier to comprehend.  Like many parents I looked for guidance explaining the unexplainable to my children.  I remain stunned, shaken, and angry.  When I read... Read more »
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After You Hug Your Children Tonight, What to Say About the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

A CNN alert regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT appeared on my phone this morning and as my eyes read it, my brain immediately shouted back NO!  As more information became available, a sick feeling grew stronger in my stomach.  These were innocent children and the majority of the victims were... Read more »

The Easiest Teacher Gift Yet- A Groupon Deal for Donor’sChoose.org

The Easiest Teacher Gift Yet- A Groupon Deal for Donor’sChoose.org
Teachers gifts for the holidays got you stumped?  Here is an idea that will be greatly appreciated but light on your wallet.  Groupon is running a special deal to benefit DonorsChoose.org. By donating $10 through Groupon, you will receive a $20 online credit to use on DonorsChoose.org, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. ... Read more »

Parents Looking for Holiday Activities? Visit Legoland Discovery Center with the Kids

Parents Looking for Holiday Activities? Visit Legoland Discovery Center with the Kids
Parents looking for more holiday activities to do with the children? Legoland Discovery Center has some special events planned at their Woodfield store.  Read on!   Legos have a special place in my heart.  My boys absolutely loved Legos for the longest time.  We have drawers and drawers full of them. They have provided endless... Read more »
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5 Christmas Activities To Do With Your Kids

5 Christmas Activities To Do With Your Kids
Christmas activities for kids- parents are always on the lookout for something new to keep those little ones busy while saving their own sanity.  Here are a few ideas that I’ve actually done in the past–so I know they meet the child seal of approval. (1) Unwrap a Book Each Night One of our favorite... Read more »
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