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Leap day.

February 29, 2012
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I have a brother who was born on February 29 and we somehow manage to find a way to treat him like however many 29ths he’s had in his life, not how many years he has been with us. On his 36th birthday, but his 9th actual birth date, we took him roller skating to…

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2012
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I had the opportunity to read the book, The Help, recently. January is when the country celebrates the birth of Dr Martin Luther King, JR, so it seems fitting to talk about where we were, where we are, where we still need to go. Needless to say, this book brought back terrible memories of a…

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New Year

January 4, 2012
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Happy New Year to everyone. In many ways, a new year brings hope for brighter days. For some, it’s the beginning of the end. How, you may ask? Gone are the days of rich foods, parties, feasts, and unreasonable resolutions begin to fill the brain. There is a tendency to start out like gangbusters, making…

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More kid recipes…

November 22, 2011
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Cupcakes by Rusty (age 6) “You put em in the oven and then you cook em and get em out. You put about 4 scoops of sugar in em. And then you cut em up and put about 3 gallons of milk and how about 5 scoops of chocolate and nothing else.” Pasgetti (Spaghetti) by…

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Education A Two Way Street

August 13, 2010
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I was taken with a comment made during a reception we had for our Spanish speaking child care providers the other night. Edouardo, a very eloquent gentleman who used to be a professor in Cuba, was talking about helping his wife with the children in their family child care home. He said that although he…

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Recent Headlines

May 27, 2010
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“Study Finds That Effects of Low-Quality Child Care Last Into Adolescence” “Good Child Care Has Benefits That Last Into High School-But Free Play Is Important” These headlines are both reporting on the same study. The study was done by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development following 1,324 children from one month of…

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