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Mom’s Boost Monday: April 6

Mom’s Boost Monday: April 6

Top 10 Daily Boosters: 1. Quote of the Week:               2. Parenting Boost Littles (0-5) Sketch a cartoon on a post-it note for your child(ren) and put it on your fridge. Middles (6-12) Write a note on a post-it to your child(ren) and hide it in their room: (this week’s example) “I like how ... Read More »

Mom’s Boost Monday, March 23

Mom’s Boost Monday, March 23

Top 10 Daily Boosters: 1. Quote of the Week:               2. Parenting Boost Littles (0-5) Sketch a cartoon on a post-it note for your child(ren) and put it on your fridge:     Middles (6-12) Write a note on a post-it to your child(ren) and hide it in their room: (this week’s example) “I ... Read More »

Mom’s Boost Monday

Mom’s Boost Monday

Top 10 Daily Boosters: 1. Quote of the Week:               2. Marriage Booster Part 1:Each day share one interesting quote/fact/news story with your spouse (can’t be about carpooling or homework). For example: What is your favorite wine and what does it say about you: Part 2: Each day text yourself a compliment. How is ... Read More »

Throwback Thursday Parenting: Room Cleaning 101

Throwback Thursday Parenting: Room Cleaning 101

Back in the day, all parents had to do was yell “Clean up your room or I’m going to throw everything away!” then, when their sweet child refused to comply, march into their room with a big black Hefty bag and toss everything that was on the floor. Parents usually only had to do this exercise once before the kid ... Read More »

What were ya thinkin’ Wednesday? Winter Wardrobe

What were ya thinkin’ Wednesday? Winter Wardrobe

The girls insist on wearing t-shirts and shorts to bed every night. But in the morning it is a wee bit chilly at the Rasmussen house. Monday they solved this problem by wearing their new winter jackets, hats…and shorts. Whatever works!       Today at 10:00 send a quick text to your teen/preteen, just to let them know you ... Read More »

Tip of the Day: The Morning Marathon

Tip of the Day: The Morning Marathon

Marathons are often divided into groups, or running divisions, with each having a different start time. The Boston Marathon has the following divisions: Mobility Impaired: 8:50 Wheelchairs: 9:17 Handcycles: 9:22 Elite Women: 9:32 Elite Men plus Wave 1: 10:00 Wave 2: 10:25 Wave 3: 11:00 Wave 4: 11:25 We run our mornings quite the same. We tried “Complete Chaos Free-for-all” ... Read More »

To Market We Go

To Market We Go

Anyone else’s fridge empty after the long MEA weekend? I’m off to the market (doesn’t that sound easy?). I loved this video becasue we do have sooooo many choices. But, before we even get to deciding whether we want the gluten-free organic seed crackers we have to decide which of the eight local “markets” we want to go to (or should ... Read More »

Life Skills for 1st Graders

Life Skills for 1st Graders

Yeah, we all know the importance of reading, writing, and arithmatic (and apparently coding-new to our curriculum this year) but what about the important life skills that every child needs to learn before graduating, ready to face the rigors of college (or vocational school, or a job, or whatever it takes for the child to be able to support themselves and ... Read More »

Bigger Kids, Bigger “Needs”?

Bigger Kids, Bigger “Needs”?

1st grader: Mom I need paper towel roll for a project at school. 5th grader: Mom, I need a tiny screw for my Bass Clarinet so one of the valve-thingy’s doesn’t fall off. 7th grader: Mom, I need 6 different bugs for science, we can freeze them in our freezer! 10th grader: Mom, I need a suit, tie, shoes, corsage…and ... Read More »

Wholesome Homemade Lunches…

Wholesome Homemade Lunches…

that’s where I started…in my planning for the new school year.  I made an Excel spreadsheet of everything I would make for the kids’ lunches, replicating the Government approved Myplate precicesly (apparently the food pyramid I grew up with was insufficient and produced a generation of nuerotic overachievers who make Excel spreadheets of what to feed their family…good thing they changed it).  But it doesn’t ... Read More »