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Jun
2013

8 Days of Cub Scouts


Crew turned 8 last month and although I’ve tried to prepare him for Baptism, I don’t think I was prepared for Cub Scouting. Holy moly — that manual is rocket science. Points and ranks and advancement and all the different animals…I can’t keep them straight. Plus I didn’t realize all the clothes / supplies the boys need to get started.

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May
2013

Summer Alliteration Schedule


I am starting to work on our summer alliteration schedule. I like to have a general idea of what to do each day. Having a loose plan for the summer gives me a little motivation and a little direction. And I like the activity to start with the same letter as the day of the week (alliteration) because I’m weird like that.

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May
2013

Red, White & Blue Breakfast


I love traditions. And not because I am sentimental and nostalgic and family oriented. Rather I love traditions because I am lazy. So I decided I wanted to set a tradition for those Monday holidays where the kids are off school…like Memorial Day!

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Apr
2013

7 UPs of Teaching


I haven’t been able to post as much lately because I have been UP to my eyeballs in Teacher Appreciation Week. I am in charge of the week for the whole school and the assignment has tied UP all my extra time. This year I am doing an “UP” theme.

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Apr
2013

Birthday on a Budget


Last year’s thrift goals and this year’s budget crack down got me thinking… especially about birthdays … on a budget.  I began to ask a few questions: How much should we spend on the kids’ birthdays? What does this budget include?  The party? The celebration? The fun food or just…

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Apr
2013

Bike Family Night


Whoever said, “Money can’t buy happiness” never bought my bike.  In fact, if I had know how much happiness I would feel riding bikes with my kids, I would have bought a bike and the trailer much, much earlier. My bike is a pretty mint green / pale aqua blue….

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