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  • The #1 Number by Morgan Kellum
    05/26/12

    Our kids are little sponges - absorbing facts and fiction everywhere they go.  Learning their colors, learning their shapes.  Learning their letters and learning their names.  Learning about looking both ways at the curb and learning about sharing their toys and snacks.  

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  • When a Mom Doesn’t Feel Like Doing Her Job by Becky Kopitzke
    05/24/12

    I realized something big recently. I often expect my husband to be me.

    Me, as in, a substitute mom of sorts—a stand-in to handle the parts of my job that I just don’t feel like doing. Because he doesn’t have enough responsibilities stacked on his Husband / Father / Provider…

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  • Tossing the Perfect Parent Standard (How a Wiggles Movie Changed My Life) by Becky Kopitzke
    05/24/12

    “Please, Mom? Pleeeease?”

    My daughter pleaded as she climbed into her car seat. Since buying our minivan, I’d come to appreciate all its amenities but one—the built-in DVD player. This thing was a thorn in my seatbelt, an object of constant battle with my children.…

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  • That’s My Name ... Don’t Wear it Out! by Morgan Kellum
    05/17/12

    Last Thursday ... after a morning of "Mom's, Mama's and Mommy's" ... I decided to do a little experiment.  Just for a fun, I thought I would keep a running tally of the number of times my children said, "Mom" or any variation, "Mommy", "Mama", "Ma", etc.  I started this observation…

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  • I’d Like to Buy a Vowel by Morgan Kellum
    05/17/12

    Growing up we watched Wheel of Fortune.  A lot.  And then we would recreate the game outside on our gigantic chalkboard.  My mom would draw us the "Big Money!" wheel and then we would play our own hyped-up version of Hang-Man and win lots of "money"!  Fun memories of summer time…

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