Christy Walker

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The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

The Most Riveting Family Audiobooks

Contributing editor Peter Jon Lindberg asked his mother, Judith Lindberg—a children's librarian in Dover, New Hampshire, for 27 years—to suggest the …

KEXP Presents: Band Of HorsesKEXP

"Are you digging our laid-back vibe?" Band of Horses band leader Ben Bridwell asked the audience during the group's recent concert at Seattle's Moore Theatre. Following their recently released live recording, <i>Acoustic at the Ryman</i>, Bridwell and company chose to perform very loose, rootsy …

The Fever Tree

These stories take you back to the age of calling cards, carriages and the occasional complex, believable "attachment" also known as love.<p>The …

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Overworked First Grader Wrote a Letter to Senator

First grade is tough. No more story circle. No more nap time.<p>Six-year-old Sophie Mullins, a first grade student at Gauley River Elementary in …

What Does It Take to Get Kids to Stop Skipping School?

A New York City pilot program found success by tracking and sharing student attendance data, assigning mentors, and communicating with parents.<p>When it comes to tackling the problem of chronic absenteeism, students who already have a track record of skipping class can be a particularly tough crowd …

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …

The Most Crucial Moments in a Child's Educational Life

When should schools intervene?<p>SAN ANTONIO—Early last month, Maricella Perez thought she had all the pieces together. Her essays were done. The letters of recommendation, requested and complete. Her 99.7 grade-point average, and her track record of coordinating student blood drives, raising money …

RULE #7: 91% of Financial Advisors Say Plan on Spending at Least $10K/year per child

You’ve just survived Black Friday and finished shopping for all the people in your life. Your relatives keep asking, when is it your turn to have …

The Over-Praise Dilemma: When Complimenting Kids Actually Holds Them Back

"Amazing job!" "Perfect!" "What an incredibly beautiful drawing!"<p>Across playgrounds, schoolyards and classrooms, it is common to hear well-intentioned parents, caregivers and teachers heap high praise on children -- particularly those with low self-esteem.<p>But a new study suggests that when adults …

25 Feminist Reads for the Holidays (and Beyond) - Ms. Magazine Blog

Much to our delight, countless new books pass through editors’ hands here at <i>Ms</i>. as we consider them for review. We’re often the first to know which …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

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Detroit: The Road to Bankruptcy Hits Women Hard - Ms. Magazine Blog

I live in Los Angeles now, but I am a native Detroiter–a proud daughter of a great city. So I have watched my hometown’s long, downhill slide with …

5 Ways to Be a Better Friend, No Matter How Busy You Are

My friends have been my support system, therapists, sounding boards, cheering team and sisters for life. I don't know what I would do without these women who have made my life immeasurably better.<p>Check out this excerpt from my book, <i>One Hot Mama: The Guide to Getting Your Mind and Body Back After</i> …

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Chores for Kids, Chores for Preschoolers, Simple Chores for Kids, Family Chore Chart, Chore Charts for Children, Chore List for Kids

Simple Chores for Kids<p>Choose to make chores fun with The Chores Box from The Idea Box Kids!<p>Inside The Chores Box, you will find simple, everyday chores that children can accomplish easily.<p>Your child will love reaching in and choosing a coin/chore from the box. After choosing a couple of coins from …

The Best Kids' Halloween Books of 2013

It's almost time for monsters, ninjas, fairies, witches and hobos to hit the streets and start begging for candy. HuffPost Parents blogger Devon Corneal has stocked up on mini-chocolate bars and lollipops in the hopes that Halloween doesn't get postponed this year by another freak October storm. On …

5 science projects for preschoolers

<i>These fun do-at-home science projects for little kids encourage our girls and boys to LOVE science were suggested by our local friend, Cara, and we</i> …

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I am Here - your neighborhood custom play map - LARGE

** Our current turn around is 1-2 weeks. **<p>How cool is this! The child gets to learn the local streets in their neighborhood, while driving their toy cars on this custom-designed road map.<p>The I am Here play map is custom-designed to their neighbourhood and is professionally printed on high quality …

5 Green Toys You Can Make Yourself Out Of Ordinary Household Items

Think that “Going green” with your kid’s toys means shopping for expensive and hard-to-find wooden toys? Think again! Some of the most fun, and …

Build a Website – Website Builder

Look like an expert right from the start.<p>Our award-winning templates are the most beautiful way to present your ideas online. Stand out with a …

Arne Svenson’s Humorous Twist on the Cute Kitten Photo

What’s not to love about NYC-based photographer Arne Svenson’s <i>Strays</i>? His clever approach captures kittens entirely disengaged from us, gazing off …

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Give Yourself a Photo Project

We’ve all spent time browsing through a stunning collection of photographs and exclaimed, “Wow!” at each one. A lot of inspiration is so accessible …

How To Practice Portraits Without Your Camera

Quite a few articles have been written about portraiture being one of the most difficult photography genres to master. Search online, and more than …

How to Make an Impressionist Style Portrait

The impressionist painters have taught us that it doesn’t take a whole lot of detail to suggest meaning in an image; so it is with photography. …

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