‘Little Angels’ Coupon

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Roma Downey will always be our favorite angel. A while back we featured the children’s DVD series she created titled LITTLE ANGELS.  Designed to help teach children their ABC’s, 123’s, they also introduce them to Bible stories. Roma Downey who starred in the hugely successful television show “Touched By An Angel” believes that introducing children to the Bible is one of the most important things a parent can do for their child. LITTLE ANGELS is available at all major retailers … [Read more...]

An Old Artist in a New Way: Van Gogh on the iPad

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In the future, maybe all learning will look like this. With the announcement that my children's school district is transitioning to online textbooks, I've wondered what the brave new frontier of learning may look like. If it looks anything like two fantastic iPad apps I've seen about the art of Vincent Van Gogh, the future is an exciting place. Flowers for Van Gogh, free from the app store until March 30, 2013, includes reproductions of Van Gogh's most famous flower paintings arranged … [Read more...]

Godspeed Discovery, and Thank You

We need more of this, please. This morning, all the hustle and self-importance of Washington, DC ground to a halt. Worrying about the world’s problems slid to the back burner. North-Korea-healthcare-Syria-taxes-Afghanistan-Trayvon-Martin-GSA-Obama-Romney all just hushed for a minute. Instead, we looked upward. “Did you see it?” neighbor said to neighbor. “There it is!” squealed office worker to food vendor. Children and the aged, rich and poor, black, white, and other, tourist … [Read more...]

Beyond the Mommy-Wars Bumpersticker: The Many Shades of Mommies

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I have never met a woman who has “never worked a day in her life.” But here are women I do know: A mom with a high-powered job and a husband with a high-powered job who works her Blackberry like a crazy person while driving her sons to soccer, plays, and school events. Always tired, usually happy. A mom who trained as a lawyer and regrets the school debt that keeps her in the office and out of her home. A mom who married while still in college, had her first child immediately, teaches … [Read more...]

Hmm… That wasn’t the Plan

Just for fun. Sometimes things don't go as planned. But at least there's YouTube to spread the joy. Mr. McFeely's Purple Panda Scares the Bejesus out of Kids … [Read more...]

A Parent’s Guide to The Hunger Games

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Over at Tinsel, I've put together a brief primer on "The Hunger Games," the wildly popular book series about post-apocalyptic America that the tween and teen set is devouring. The movie adaptation of the first book opens in a week. What’s it about? The Hunger Games takes place in a post-apocalyptic future America. The Capitol, run by President Snow, brutally rules what’s left of the former country. There are 12 Districts (a 13th having been destroyed by the Capitol for rebellion). The … [Read more...]

Relationship Tweets from the World’s Oldest Living Married Couple

On Valentine's Day, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher, aged 104 and 101 respectively, did something thoroughly modern: They tweeted. Married 85 years (86 in May), they teamed up with Twitter to share with the world their secrets to a long and happy marriage. Here are my favorite bits: Q: You got married very young – how did u both manage to grow as individuals yet not grow apart as a couple? “Everyone who plants a seed & harvests the crop celebrates together” We are individuals, but … [Read more...]

Facebook Video Dad Posts Updates

And it makes me like him a whole lot more. Does his rejection of publicity and profit, and his steady explaination of the situation make you feel better about him shooting his daughter's laptop? And isn't it funny the dog ratted her out? … [Read more...]


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