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I’m Telling You Tuesday: They Might Be Giants: Istanbul (not Constantinople)

by Paula on September 23, 2014

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Ariel heard this They Might Be Giants song recently and broke into a crazy, funny dance!  “Shimmy, shimmy, shimmy, shimmy!”

Turns out she learned it at camp this summer as an energizer.  Who would have expected that? :)

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Does your tween know this song and this dance?  I can’t find a video with her motions (might make one at some point), but I assure you, it’s a fun dance! It’s not the same as the dance from Just Dance 4. It has a lot more movement and totally earns the moniker of “energizer”!

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Moms Need To Know: TweenTribune from Smithsonian

by Paula on September 22, 2014

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Smithsonion TweenTribune

Ariel is expected to write about current events in several of her classes.  One of her teachers listed TweenTribune as a possible resource for her class to use to find articles written on her grade level.  Of course, I had to check it out.  I’m impressed!

Smithsonian also boasts TTJunior for grades K-4 and Teen Tribune for grades 9-12.  Teachers can sign up and allow their students to comment on stories, but registration isn’t necessary to read articles.

Miss America cups with credit

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Thoughtful Thursday

by Paula on August 28, 2014

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Defy Gravity

I think I may have mentioned recently that Ariel’s obsessed with Wicked, the musical.  Obsessed may not be strong enough…. she is possessed by it!!

I now know all of the lyrics, where the pauses are, which parts she wants to skip over, and which parts get replayed.  Over and over.

I found this awesome Wicked graphic over at Amazon and am thinking of getting it for her bedroom as a Christmas gift.  I have absolutely no idea about installing something like this, so I’d love any tips you have.

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Thoughtful Thursday

by Paula on August 21, 2014

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.  quote from Gandhi.

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NEW Taylor Swift Single #ShakeItOff

by Paula on August 18, 2014

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So excited to have a new Taylor Swift tune today!!  And it’s perfect that it came at the beginning of the school year because while the summer was drama-free, I’m fairly certain school will not be.  :(

What to do about all the haters?  Shake it off!!  I love it!!

(Of course, I’ve been telling Ariel that for years but now that Taylor Swift is saying it…..!)

 

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Thoughtful Thursday

by Paula on August 14, 2014

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I have not failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways that something won't work.  ~~Thomas Edison

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Tween’s {Dream} First Day of School Outfit

by Paula on August 9, 2014

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If only there wasn’t such a thing as a dress code at school!!  Sadly, all skin above the knee must be covered… so none of these bottoms would be appropriate.  But a tween can dream, right?

 

What to wear on the first day of school:

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Thoughtful Thursday

by Paula on August 7, 2014

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Today is the first and last day of Forever.  --Edward Cullen quote
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Remember #Batkid?

by Paula on July 29, 2014

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It was the feel-good social media moment of last November.  One little boy’s wish, to be a hero, was granted and those of us who watched won’t ever forget the warm fuzzy feeling it gave us.

Now a documentary is in the works to tell the story-behind-the-story of that magical day.  Want to help it become reality?  Check out the Batkid Begins project on Indiegogo here.   Be sure to read down the page to relive the wonder of that fabulous day.  And have your tissues handy.  Again.  

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Thoughtful Thursday

by Paula on July 24, 2014

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Eleanor Roosevelt quote purpose of life

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