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Parents: create a treasured memory by recording your baby’s lullaby

A few months after I started dating the woman I would eventually marry, we made a visit to Boston over President’s Day weekend. One evening, we had dinner at the home of her long time family friends, which was a not … Continue reading

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Star Wars makes great strides in creating strong female characters, but the toy makers lag far behind

  Without revealing any spoilers about the new Star Wars movie, I can safely say this… they have made great strides in creating  strong female characters. While there were initial concerns about there being relatively few female characters in the … Continue reading

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A kids’ superhero book that’s actually worth buying

With the holiday season now officially started and gift shopping in full swing, I thought I would take a moment to share a surprising book I stumbled across… a superhero book that is actually worth buying. Every time my son … Continue reading

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The story of the spider and the centipede: who does a kid take after?

Regardless of where you come down on the nature-versus-nurture argument, one thing is very clear: in many respects, kids are a lot like their parents. They have half your DNA and have spent their entire lives with you, and it’s … Continue reading

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A Parenting Milestone: Help that is actually helpful

One of the staples of my childhood growing up in the 80s was listening to Free To Be… You and Me on our Fisher-Price record player.  While most of the songs revolved around creating an egalitarian society where boys and … Continue reading

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Teaching basic Logo programming concepts to young children with the Robot Turtles board game

When I was in first grade, my class had an Apple II in the classroom for a month or two, and we were all able to take turns making pictures using a program called Logo. There was no mouse on this … Continue reading

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Shortcut: How to cheat when your child tells you to close your eyes

With my kids now ages five and seven, they often get quite involved in their projects. They will build forts out the couch, or draw elaborate pictures and mazes, or set up theatrical performances for us to watch. They are … Continue reading

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