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Rewarding Kids for Good Grades (Minus the Big Bucks)

Every three months during the school year, we come to this point where the kids bring home this piece of paper with cryptic marks on it hoping that maybe they'll get some reward for all of their hard work during the school year. And every time this happens, I sigh because I can't reward my kids with money. Let's face it: the economy stinks, and if you're used to rewarding your kids with money for good grades, you might just be breaking the bank nowadays. That's how it is. But this summer I came up with a reward system for…

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Princess Anna’s Top Picks for Show and Tell

If you have a preschooler like I do, you're probably familiar with show & tell.  Your kid brings something in.  She shows it to the class.  She tells the class about it. I often wonder how Tinkerbell describes her show & tell item.  At home, it's more like this: "It's my doll and I like to play with her." Well, today was show & tell day.  And pajama day.  Which we love.  But that's a story for another day. I'm starting forget already what we've already taken for show & tell.  But we still have half of a year left,…

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The Best Free Android Apps for Kids (According to us!)

If you haven't already noticed, there is a plethora of apps out there nowadays. There is so much choice when it comes to what platform to use to download apps and software for your PC's, iPads etc. Being able to download free software which offers great games and entertaining website access for the kids is so important. I was recommended by a friend to search up websites such as Freewares at Fileproton that offer free software and apps, perfect for those days that need a little help when it comes to entertaining the children! So many people are using tablets,…

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