Back to school time at CVS Minute Clinic ~ #GoBackHealthy

required school vaccinations CVS

It is back to school time! Does that phrase make you roll your eyes? My oldest son has been getting services year-round since he was an infant and has been in year-round school since he was 3. So I don’t know any different and the “talking about back-to-school before it’s even July 4″ doesn’t bother […]

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my swimming pool necessities (must have pool toys!)

pirate treasure chest swim toy

We belong to our local swimming pool. I grew up “going to the pool” as a kid and I want the same memories for my kids. Having two active little boys, one with special needs, and a limited budget (no snack bar snacks!)…I have packing the pool bag down to a science. Here are some […]

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{review} Laurie Berkner Lullabies album

laurie berkner lullabies

I was recently offered the opportunity to review the newest Laurie Berkner album-Lullabies. For starters, in full disclosure…I am not unbiased, lol. We have several of her albums, DVDs and we have even seen her live at Sesame Place. Needless to say….we’re fans! But, much like I had often wondered why she never did a […]

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My embarrassing Netflix problem (the parental controls really work!)


If you’re like me, you probably have a ton of friends and Facebook friends who have Netflix. And, they’re always talking about these awesome shows like Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black, right? The shows sound so good and my friends are just raving about how good they are…. So this is one […]

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50 articles and essays about Common Core State Standards CCSS

common core state standards

It seems everyone has an opinion about Common Core. If I’m being honest, I don’t know as much about it as I should. Should I like it, dislike it…and why? So I am rounding up articles and since I want to read about it, figured you all might want to also.People ask me all the […]

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Patriotic curriculum materials and lesson plans~July 4 and Flag Day

Click to see the lesson plan for the Uncle Sam hat.

I just love this time of year in and around Philadelphia. The whole area just seems to come alive with activity and celebration. After all, it all started here! This is one of the reasons I love being an Ambassador for the National Constitution Center. They seem to really “get it” as far as inspiring […]

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exciting announcement! {now with an update}

grounded parents

Several weeks ago…I started a post with that same phrase. You can see it below, ha! But seriously, I announced that I would be writing for Skeptability. There has been a minor change. I will actually be writing for Grounded Parents, another sister site to Skepchick. I am still just as excited, even a bit […]

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Broadway’s Evita comes to Philly with 2 special performances for D/HH and B/VI

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This is really exciting! You know for the past few years, I’ve been helping some of the Philadelphia theaters promote the various shows and performances that are there. I also always share my tips for going, particularly if you are taking someone with a disability. I love doing it and my kids and I have […]

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