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Summer Campers Head to Space (Sort of...

Summer Campers Head to Space (Sort of)

Starting on Monday, June 15, our Jr. summer campers will blast off into space. Well, not actually blast off into space, but they will dive into a space-themed week. They will build their own space ships, make a solar system, launch rockets with Coke and Mentos, make alien masks, and assemble jet packs. In the spirit […]

May Is a Month for Honor

May Is a Month for Honor

This week, National Teacher Appreciation Week, we honor teachers; on May 10, Mother’s Day, we pamper moms and mother figures; and on May 25, Memorial Day, we remember those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Yep, May is a month for honor, and we are grateful for our teachers, our moms, and our […]

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 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 […]

What Would YOUR Mom Do?

What Would YOUR Mom Do?

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs ever. But maybe it is so harrowing because we are doing way too much. Like, we are volunteering in classrooms and crafting elaborate parties and orchestrating perfectly busy summer schedules and managing every move our kiddos make. Are we so involved in our kids’ experiences that we are doing them a […]

Single Mom Paved Way to Happy Kids

Single Mom Paved Way to Happy Kids

The story of PlanetKid is an inspiring one. It all started with Carla DiGiovanni, a single mom of two small children who could not find quality child care for her kids and decided to start her own center based on what she had wanted most for her son, daughter, and herself. One of Carla’s biggest hurdles […]