Sports Talk Radio..bonding with my boys

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When my daughter left for college I was left with a house full of boys.  At the time both our dogs were boys!   With their older sister away at school, my boys quickly  “hijacked”  my favorite radio stations and navigated to Sports Radio 104.3 (in Denver)  to tune into “The Drive with Big Al and D-Mac.” [Read more…]

Back to School Series #4: How to Organize Math Problems

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Can you believe it is the new school year!  Geez!  I am reposting this suggestion on how to better organize math problems (think columns, those annoying addition mistakes because your columns were not lined up- sorry I am having a flashback)!  Not to be confused with a hot flash- yet! Ha! This suggestion was provided [Read more…]

Back to School Series #3: Dyslexia and Clues We Missed

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Welcome to the Back to School Sunday Series. Reposting for the new school year.  Some of my most heartfelt posts are the ones written about my son’s diagnosis of dyslexia when he was in kindergarten.  There are so many misconceptions and fears about a suspected dyslexia diagnosis. I was asked by one reader what signs or [Read more…]

Back to School Series #2 : Dan Gutman: The Power of One Author

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Welcome to the Back To School Series at I’m Not a Trophy Wife.  For the month of August I am compiling suggestions that helped our family manage our youngest son’s reading delays.  His diagnosis of mild dyslexia at the University of Colorado Speech and Hearing Center  changed the direction of his academic path.   I [Read more…]

Back to School Series: Suggestions for Reluctant Readers.

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 Hi everyone-  How is your weekend? I wanted to kickoff the first Sunday in August with my new Back to School Sunday Series for the month of August: Suggestions related to reluctant readers, delayed readers or children diagnosed with dyslexia.  Or, just for kids who would rather do anything BUT READ.   It’s not about the label, [Read more…]

Fisher Price Basketball Hoop On Wall {saving floor space}!

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I am running in a race to benefit Pancreatic Cancer (Purple Stride) so I am reposting a fun project my friend came up with for my son’s room. My son loves to play basketball. He plays outside for hours, but still loves to shoot in his room before bed (before school, before homework, before..).  The basketball  [Read more…]

Summer Reading… 74 Days to Read 304 Pages….

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THROWBACK THURSDAY POST: This is how my son’s  June 1st deadline to BEGIN READING the book,  “Diary of Anne Frank” started.  “Mom, I think you bought the wrong book.”  Me:  “Why do you say that?”  Son: “Because every page every page has a date on it and it’s the wrong date.” Lord, help me!  After explaining the [Read more…]

PRE-TENNIS MATCH RITUAL

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Here’s a Throwback Thursday post as we head into the junior tennis season! I GASPED WHEN I OPENED MY SON’S BEDROOM DOOR AND SAW THIS ON THE FLOOR!  JUST HAD TO SNAP A PHOTO OF MY SON’S “PRE-MATCH” ROUTINE.  THIS IS HIS TENNIS OUTFIT THE NIGHT BEFORE  A BIG TOURNAMENT!

Peanut butter cup raspberries in 10 seconds

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Got your attention right?   I wouldn’t normally pair raspberries with peanut butter, but I had left over raspberries and peanut butter cups from the Easter baskets so I just placed a raspberry on top and called it good.  Hey, work with me on this one! If this sounds vaguely familiar, it might be  because I was [Read more…]

Funny Sundays: Mom I Need a New Vibrator…

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Reposting…   Today:  While running errands, my son asks, “Mom, can we stop and get a new vibrator?”  I just about drove the car off the road.  Until he adds… “for my racket.”  He was talking about his vibration dampener for his tennis racket! Bazinga! It’s the “W”.

Vinyl or Sticker Project: Kids’ Decor

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*Expressions Vinyl contributed the neon vinyl used for this project. Last summer I posted on my blog, I’m Not a Trophy Wife, how I turned foam mat squares, often used beneath exercise equipment, into a wall display for my son’s room. My goal was to add stickers and vinyl   incorporating my son’s interests.  So when [Read more…]

Sony Open Spring Break 2014

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Hi there- We just returned from a spring break in  Miami to see the Sony Open Tennis Tournament! When your kids are competitive tennis players our trips tend to revolve around tournaments. Since my boys weren’t playing in the Sony Open I could just sit back and enjoy the views!  And, with Roger Federer on the [Read more…]