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National Teacher Appreciation Week: M...

National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8, 2015

Clearly, teachers deserve appreciation every day for shaping the little (and big) minds of the world, but it is also fun to splurge a little during National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8, 2015) and show them just how deep our gratitude goes. Any by splurge, we do not mean forking over bundles of cash on […]

Book Rec for Adults: The Girl on the ...

Book Rec for Adults: The Girl on the Train

Some say that The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is a little slow at the start, and maybe it is because of the introduction of several characters and the back-and-forth date format within chapters that can be a wee bit confusing. However, the action starts rising at about page 50-ish, and then, WOW, this […]

Book Rec for Teens: The Absolutely Tr...

Book Rec for Teens: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Teen readers really ought to bury their noses in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Alexie brings to life an eye-opening, gripping, comical, and often unsettling account of a 14-year-old Native American boy who lives on an Indian reservation and endures hardships ranging from medical issues to bullying to living […]

KABOOM! Keeps Kids Busy Learning

KABOOM! Keeps Kids Busy Learning

KABOOM! is the best center activity EVER, according to Jillian Starr of Star Spangled Planner. It is quick and engaging, can accommodate any content area for as long as you need it to occupy kids, and the price tag for putting it together is minimal. The magic is in popsicle sticks (the high-quality kind that […]

10 Items You Need in Your First Aid K...

10 Items You Need in Your First Aid Kit

We sure hope that you and your family are able to avoid accidents and illnesses, but in the event yo do encounter an emergency, will you be prepared with First Aid supplies? According to Giggle magazine (see p. 9), the Mayo Clinic and American Red Cross recommend you keep 10 items in your at-home kit: First […]

We Are Ready for Jr. Summer Camp

We Are Ready for Jr. Summer Camp

We cannot believe it is almost summer, but we are already prepared for 11 weeks of PlanetKid camp activities, entertainment, shows, and pizza Fridays. Each week, we will feature an indoor and outdoor theme, like “Firefly Campers” and “Space Blast.” Camp activities run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; there is no additional cost for before […]

Coming Up at PlanetKid: 4/8/15 to 4/1...

Coming Up at PlanetKid: 4/8/15 to 4/13/15

Hello, PlanetKid Friends! Coming right up: SIX DAYS IN A ROW of PlanetKid specials. We hope you will join us for some or all of the festivities. Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Date-Night Deal Thursday, April 9, 2015: 1/2 Off Drop-In Friday, April 10, 2015: Flat-Rate Friday Saturday, April 11, 2015: Art projects with paint Sunday, […]

Stay-At-Home Moms Should Make $74K

Stay-At-Home Moms Should Make $74K

Awwww, we love this husband. He says that his wife, a stay-at-home mom, deserves a salary of about $74,000 for all she does—child care, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and more. Maria Bartiromo of “Fox and Friends” says moms deserve even more moolah. In this article, Bartiromo is quoted as saying, “‘But what he did not calculate into those […]

Quality Kid Time Better Than Quantity

Quality Kid Time Better Than Quantity

You may think that the more time you spend with your kids, the better. Not so much true, according to a new study revealing that quality—not quantity—time is what matters. In fact, spending a bunch of time with the kiddos while stressed, frustrated, and overextended in your duties can do more harm than good. Bottom […]

Put Breakfast on the Menu

Put Breakfast on the Menu

Mornings can be crazy hectic, and breakfast can sometimes fall by the wayside. Breakfast is such an important meal for fueling ourselves and our kids, though, and we owe it to the ones we love to cook up some good grub. We also owe thanks to Jamie Harrington at TotallytheBomb.com for compiling and sharing 33 three-ingredient recipes. Three […]

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