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Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media
If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.
As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and ge…
Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This
School starts next week in Tyler and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.
How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off b…
Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again
Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.
As an adult, there's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedule, and we lose the magic.  But here's a way to get it back.
Not All Bluebonnet Pictures Turn Out Great
It's the time of year in Texas when a bluebonnet patch can draw dozens of freshly bathed kids in their cutest clothes, along with those amazing parents-of-the-year armed with high tech zoom lenses ready to upload the photos to online scrapbooks right away to share with Grandma and Grandpa …
Some April Fool’s Day Pranks Are More Creative Than Others
For some really creative April Fool's Day joke ideas, all we have to do is watch an episode of The Office.  Remember the episode where Jim feeds Dwight an Altoid every time he hears the Windows login chime, to get him to try to salivate like Pavlov's dog?  Some pranks take more time than others to s…
Kids Have a Tricky New Way to Cheat
Parenthood is challenging in so many ways.  Add this tricky way to cheat to the list.
Are your kids wearing a new watch that could actually be a glorified cheat sheet?  It's happening.

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