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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Steps to a Clean Family

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Steps to a Clean Family

Every day is laundry day for big families. Below you’ll find a step-by-step approach to keeping your family clean…one day at a time. 1.  Do at least one load of laundry each day.  I try to avoid doing laundry on at least one weekend day.  This leaves an extra day(s) if I do miss getting…

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New student tour enhanced tour value

New student tour enhanced tour value

Kid Planet is excited to tell all of our educator friends about  Student Adventures, a student tour provider based in Michigan! Student Group on Tour Here’s why we are excited: Student Adventures is the first and only student tour provider that provides comprehensive lesson plans to enhance the educational value of Washington, DC school trips.  These…

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Second Trimester: Holy Mother of Pearl!

Second Trimester: Holy Mother of Pearl!

I’m getting into the heart of my second trimester and the date of my 20-week ultrasound is almost here!  Just a few days away now.  I’m hoping for a girl this time so that we can complete the boy-girl-boy pattern that we’ve started.  Actually, the main reason I’m thinking a girl would be good is…

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Retro Wednesday: Wife Spankings Fresh Coffee

Retro Wednesday: Wife Spankings Fresh Coffee

Well, I don’t know about you, but when I looked at this retro ad of this wife being spanked by her husband, I said to myself, “Self, I’m thinking that she purposely didn’t store-test the coffee for freshness.”   What do you think? Spankings for Fresh Coffee I’m also thinking that not so long ago, it…

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Granola: Not Just for Hippies

Granola: Not Just for Hippies

Granola has long since moved on past its association with Birkenstocks and hippies.  I do wear Birkenstocks, and I grew up in Ann Arbor, but I’m not sure that I’m really a hippie!  I do like to get my granola fix, though.  In our house, granola is one of the best-loved foods Mommy makes.  It’s a snack, a sweet treat, a topping,…

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Retro Wednesday: Decaf to Prevent Child Abuse!?

Retro Wednesday: Decaf to Prevent Child Abuse!?

Last week’s retro-post was such a hit that I decided to give you  another  dose of vintage magazine advertising.  Let’s just say that “truth in advertising”  wasn’t a top priority back then like it is now (insert laughter).  Well at least the ads these days don’t seem as creepy or, in some cases, downright dangerous. Since…

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Human Body Detectives

Human Body Detectives

Human Body Detectives “Battle with the Bugs” is the second activity workbook and audio CD in the Human Body Detectives series by Dr. Heather Manley.  The series highlights two girls’ adventures through the different body systems and teaches kids the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle.  Dr. Manley’s philosophy is that if children understand how their bodies…

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Retro Wednesday: Sugar and TV

Retro Wednesday: Sugar and TV

I just love vintage magazine ads.  But what were those ad men on Madison Avenue thinking about when they came up with these?  The sad truth is that some of these ads probably moved a lot of product off the shelves.  Then again, Philip Morris did change their target for Marlboro cigarettes from women to…

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It’s Not Easy Celebrating Earth Day!

It’s Not Easy Celebrating Earth Day!

Overheard at our breakfast table this morning… Mommy:  What do you like about our Earth? Jadon, age 5:  Flowers, water, trees and bushes, animals Lila, age 3:  The sky and grass because they’re so pretty, the rivers that God made Mommy:  What can we do to take care of all of these special things? Earth Day…

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