Hollow or boiled: Why it’s so important to blow out your Easter Eggs!

Hollow or boiled: Why it’s so important to blow out your Easter Eggs!

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Our kids get a kick out of looking at the eggs they dyed years ago.

We get a kick out of looking at these each year!

It’s almost Easter, and I know what all of you with young kids are up to these days.  You’ve got your little tablets of dye, your eggs and dippers and the kits all lined up.

We teachers don’t blink an eye at the stained fingers on our students. We know ‘tis the season for dyeing Easter Eggs. For many years, I mulled over the age-old question:

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My daughter turns thirteen - planning a special experience.

My daughter turns thirteen – planning a special experience.

Baby LarissaToday is my daughter’s thirteenth birthday.

Larissa was chubby and pink and arrived silently at first, before unleashing the fury of her powerful lungs. A force to be reckoned with, as she is today.

I remember the day the doctor told me I was having a girl. I was shocked. I had been so sure that I was having another boy. Then came the anxiety. I considered this world a dangerous and unfriendly…

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Wishing you the Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Wishing you the Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I wish you warm thoughts and good luck as we head into Spring! Have a fantastic, day!

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My Dance Moms confession, and dilemma

My Dance Moms confession, and dilemma

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I have a confession to make. I watch Dance Moms. Yes, Dance Moms, the show chronicling the drama of the relationship between Dance School Guru Abby Lee Miller and The Moms of her pre-teen and teen dancers.

My daughteris nearly thirteen and she and her friends are regular viewers. Some watch for the dancing, some for the drama and I suspect many viewers tune in out of disbelief, that a) these moms…

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Barbara Coloroso on teaching our kids how to communicateIda Mae West-Simone and Barbara Coloroso in Newmarket 2009
Barbara Coloroso came to do a speaking…View Post

Barbara Coloroso on teaching our kids how to communicate

Ida Mae West-Simone and Barbara Coloroso in Newmarket 2009

Barbara Coloroso came to do a speaking…

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Different kids, yet the same.

Our kidsare two very different, unique individuals. They were different from the moment they were born. One was the very portrait of a preemie. Skin and bones, low APGAR score on breathing and colour, jaundiced, had to be woken up for feeds and kept awake…

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Are you prepared for your child’s report card to come home?

It’s report card time! Are you prepared for your child to bring their report card home from school?
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Are you prepared for your child’s report card to come home?

It’s report card time! Are you prepared for your child to bring their report card home from school?

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Letters to Linda

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Linda 60th

My aunt Linda slipped away peacefully just over a week ago. In a family that boasts longevity, Linda was the last person anyone could have imagined could get so tragically sick. At 59, she took hip-hop classes, loved being in and on the water at the…

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