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Using Online Tools to Introduce Kids to New Hobbies

March 19, 2014
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With 6 kids it almost goes about saying that I spend quite a bit of time every day driving them around to sports practices and activities. While I generally limit each of my kids to just one sport, lesson, or activity during any one season, my kids often ask if they can add something into [...]

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5 Cool Ideas for Surviving Another Snow Day

February 13, 2014
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It seems as if snowstorm after snowstorm has been barreling through most of the country this winter- and as I am writing this, we are facing down yet another snow day off from school thanks to Winter Storm Pax. If you are like me, you’ve already exhausted the list of indoor-kid-entertainment ideas at your disposal [...]

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5 Great Science Fair Ideas

March 20, 2013
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My kids have declared that the annual Science Fair is their very favorite night of the entire school year! And as much as it’s kind of a challenge for me to shepherd them through creating and executing and then writing about all the science experiments…. seeing how much fun they have doing it and how [...]

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6 Ways to Celebrate “Pi Day” with your Family!

March 14, 2013
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Taking the LEGO® Obsession to a Whole New Level!

January 16, 2013
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In a house full of kids…. there is little doubt that at any point in time, someone is in the middle of a LEGO® obsession. And I’ve come to the conclusion after carefully study of my very own focus group (6 Rowley kids) that this LEGO® obsession has a definitive life cycle (at least in [...]

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Just Dance is Our “New Family Game Night”

September 12, 2012
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For four months now, our family has been participating in the Just Dance Just Sweat Dream Team Challenge. And while other members taking this challenge have been focused on weight loss, the goal for our family has been to keep us active by enjoying an activity that we can all do together. We’ve taken our [...]

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Obsessed with the Olympics!

July 27, 2012
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I can’t even begin to tell you how absolutely excited our family is for the start of the summer Olympic games tonight! We have been counting down the days until the opening ceremonies for at least 2 weeks now…. and that is in spite of the fact that really, for us, the Olympics started two [...]

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Kids Using Their Imagination: Virtual Roller Coaster Ride!

July 2, 2012
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Last week my kids were begging to use my iPad and the TV during some “no-electronics” hours in the morning. I was distracted, trying to catch up on a few hours of work after attending a blog conference last weekend, and I wasn’t really listening- so I just kept telling them “no”, and “go find [...]

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Just Dance: A Great Way to Exercise as a Family this Summer!

June 11, 2012

Thank you to Ubisoft for picking me to be a member of the Just Sweat Dream Team and sponsoring this fitness series. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. When you make the decision as we have done, to forgo summer [...]

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Momof6 Guide: How to Play Crazy 8′s

April 2, 2012
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Crazy 8′s is a family card-game favorite at our house… and kids as young as 4 can easily join in on the fun- if they understand the concept of suit (which you explain using the pictures of diamonds, hearts, clubs, and spades) and matching the numbers (rank). Of course, card games sometimes do have their [...]

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