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A Mom’s Take on Kids and Reading

I’m not an educator. I have four children who are now 11-16 years old. I survived the early reading years, barely. Whoever said kids love to read is not a parent or was a parent a long, long time ago, like when there weren’t smartphones. Up until my kids were in first grade, a trip […]

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Get Ready for the Sheep!

Nearly half of the globe’s population believes in and celebrates Chinese or Lunar New Year. Should a busy family try to win the attention of the Green Wooden Sheep? Yes. Yes. Yes. Chinese New Year, called Lunar New Year in Korea, has been celebrated for more than 4,000 years. Originating during the Shang Dynasty (about […]

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The Sheep Are Coming!

February 19, 2015, is the start of the Lunar New Year and the year of the sheep. AKA Chinese New Year, this important holiday has been a big deal for more than 4,000 years. Today nearly half of the globe’s population celebrates it, honoring family and marking the advent of spring. This year the holiday […]

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Holiday Simplification Needed

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. We make time for family and friends. We feel thankful for what we have. We give and receive gifts in many forms. We eat our favorite foods and make them for special people in our lives. I’m a busy mom of four children. In […]

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10 Tips for Moms to Survive the Holidays

  We all know it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But there is so much pressure to create perfect moments and memories, give the perfect gift, remember and connect with friends and loved ones. Quite frankly, the holidays are exhausting. And with four kids, who have end of year parties, secret Santas, holiday […]

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Back It Up, Santa

I’ve just finished back-to-school and all the associated challenges and events for my four kids, aged 11 through 16. I’ve attended back-to-school nights, sports orientations and signed all the “I promise to be a reasonable sports parent” forms. Homework, instruments and games have started, and I even brought snacks yesterday for the team. I already […]

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A Better Environment for Different Learners

I have four children who all learn differently. But I have one with a learning difference.

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Meet our newest characters!

In the latest installment of the multi-award winning Fujimini Adventure series, released last Spring, readers were introduced to a brand new character – the mischievous Rainbow Panda who has a strange obsession with firecrackers.  Read all about Rainbow Panda and his rascally antics in “Rainbow Panda and the Firecracker Fiasco”.  Meet Silver Bunny.  Silver Bunny […]

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Our April Newsletter is out!

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Eileen Wacker: Social Media and Connecting with Your Child

Eileen Wacker is the award-winning author of the Fujimini Adventure Series.  As a recognized thought leader and CEO of ONCEKids she has contributed to Fox News,Huffington Post and Resident NY Magazine. Continuing her enthusiasm for education she has led reading programs throughout the world. Eileen has written the following on Social Media and Connecting with Your Child: Social Networking is the most important […]

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