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If you have a school-age child these days, you have probably noticed that the way math is being taught today is a lot different than the way it was taught in past years. Children are learning “number sense” starting in the 1st grade, and for some parents, this is stirring up a lot of math anxiety.

I’m really excited about the “new math” as it’s being called. When my son was in the 4th grade, I expressed my excitement to my son’s teacher during a parent-teacher conference and she hugged me. 

Really, she actually hugged me and told me how grateful she was to hear that as all the other parents kept complaining that they didn’t understand the work and couldn’t help their kids with it.

So why does it excite me? Read on

Earth Day

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From its humble beginnings in the US in 1970, Earth Day has grown and is now celebrated in 192 countries worldwide.

What Earth Day means to me has changed many times over the years, but now that I’m a mom the most important thing is that I not leave a toxic mess for the next generation to clean up.

I have pledged to my children that I will clean up my own act so that all children will have a healthier planet to inhabit.

This Earth Day, you can join people around the world who have made a pledge to live a more earth-friendly, sustainable life at A Billion Acts of Green.

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Using vinegar for a natural clean

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I stopped using toxic household cleaners years ago. The scents and fumes left me choking! Since then I have spent a lot of time experimenting with different non-toxic cleaning materials to find the products that work best for me. Below I share my five favorite non-toxic cleaning products.

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Kindergarten Time!

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I registered my daughter for kindergarten this morning.

I’m a first-timer at this, and I found the experience emotional to say the least. As I stood there holding the little hand of this little girl that I’ve fussed over for the past five years, I wondered what it would be like in the fall, to spend half of our weekdays apart.

I wonder how she will do.

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Newborn baby

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New moms gets bombarded with advice about what baby gear they should have. If you want to find out from an experienced mom some stuff you really don’t need, read on:

Five Baby Gadgets You Can Live Without

Ahnenblatt Family Tree Example

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Are you familiar with the work personal historians do? To learn more about this fascinating career, read on:

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40 Years of AWIS

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You may not know this, but March is National Women in Science Month! Below are some suggestions for celebrating the contributions of female scientists and mathematicians.

http://www.thewmparentingconnection.com/2011/03/celebrating-women-in-science-month-with.html

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