25 Ways to simplify your life with kids

“Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.” – Charles Osgood
Anyone who has kids knows that any life with kids is going to be complicated, at least to some degree. From extra laundry to bathing and cooking and shopping and driving and school and chores and crises and sports and dance and toys and tantrums, there is no shortage of complications.

You won’t get to ultra-simple if your life includes children … but you can find ways to simplify, no matter how many kids you have.

Today’s read – “Character is destiny”

Character Is Destiny : Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should
Remember
(Hardcover)

“McCain’s latest volume uses biography as an illustration of virtue, but this time the senator broadens his palette significantly, telling 34 stories of heroes whose lives embody qualities ranging from honesty and loyalty to curiosity and enthusiasm. At the root of them all, he says, is a willingness to stay true to one’s conscience against all challenges.”

“Although he is reaching out to a younger readership, McCain’s plain but sincere language does not condescend to his audience.”

Louisiana cyberbullying law takes effect

Today, Louisiana House Bill 1259, becomes law, putting the state among 30 with some form of legislation targeting those engaging in cyberbullying in all its forms. Separated from an existing law covering cyber stalking, the cyberbullying law focuses on addressing children using the Internet to taunt and harass other children. “Cyberbullying is the transmission of any electronic textual, visual, written or oral communication with the malicious and willful intent to coerce, abuse, torment or intimidate a person under the age of eighteen,” according HB 1259, penned by state Rep. Roy Burrell, who is running for mayor of Shreveport.

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Teenagers and Sleep

From Pivotal Families

Do you ever wish that you could be young again like your teenage son or daughter? They are full of energy and life!  But all too often they are also full of sleepiness.

Read more => http://bit.ly/9oXeBc

A better way to visually discover, collect, and organize what you like

Middlespot promises a better way to visually discover, collect, and organize what you like.


With a mashtab you can collect webpages, images, music, videos, web widgets, files, documents, code, and more in one central spot.


Go to “my start page” and click … and one option is “Kid
Launch'”. You can play there and explore all the options.


The site provides links to Funbrain, EdHeads, Lego,Sheppard
Software, Fact Monster, IXL Math Practice, Help Kidz Learn,
Dance Mat Typing, Britannica Online for Kids, and InfoPlease
Homework Helper

Preschool computer activities

I have created a new page of links to Preschool computer Activities.

It will be great for parents and teachers looking for quality sites for their preschoolers.


Top 10 Back to School Computer Software Applications for 2010

For many students, surviving academia requires a well-equipped computer, and no PC is complete without the right software. We outline the top 10 apps you need to gear up for the academic gridiron — both for work and for play.

1. Google Chrome

2. Avast Free Antivirus

3. Google Docs

=>  http://bit.ly/9Iujll

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They make faces all day.

Students set up shop to inspire others to explore science, technology

It may be summer break, but instead of wasting lazy days in front of the television, a group of Bellevue-based high school students are staying busy with hands-on science experiments and ice cream socials. Student Research and Development (StudentRND) is a student-run, non-profit organization that aims to inspire students to learn more about science and technology. For the first time, the organization has set up a physical StudentRND workspace in Bellevue where students can drop in, hang out and explore various scientific and technology-based projects.

http://bit.ly/aTBaFf