Parenting

A cardboard plane for your kid to become a little pilot

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It was officially decided: pilots rule! At least in my house. One little pilot in particular. The “Planes” cartoon established itself as the new favorite and now my home resembles and airport more then an house: we have planes of every kind! We have paper craft planes, plastic ones, radio control planes, little planes, big [...]

Deliciousaurus for breakfast: a School Party for 3-5 year olds

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I would think that after so many of school birthdays, an idea for another one should come as easy as a waffle for breakfast. Well… doing the same thing is boooooring, and, honestly, I don’t even remember the other things we’ve got to do. This is what I do remember: keep it short keep it [...]

Oh, Santa where are thou?

Holiday Culture Clash

The holidays are upon as and my children are happily writing their wish lists for Santa. It is a great time of the year and we love winter holidays. It is however a bit confusing time of the year as well. My children love Santa and believe he is as real as they are. The [...]

American Girl Doll – an American dream or a nightmare?

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When my daughter was seven, she asked me for an American Girl doll. For most mothers a request for a doll will be a regular occurrence. For me it was like a dream come true (never mind the fact that the only reason she asked was because her best friend got one). As soon as [...]

Pink vs. Blue, or How Convention Defeated Mom

I consider myself a very lucky parent, because my children in my opinion are very easy going. There is very little drama when it comes to my kids’ daily life (except maybe when it’s meal time, but that is a whole different story). When it comes to clothes, I’ve heard and sympathized with a friend [...]

Quotes by Dr. Ben Carson

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When students embrace the concept of striving for excellence, it completely changes their opinion of who they are and what they can do. Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. There is a danger of getting lost in a fantasy world while neglecting the serious things in life such as [...]