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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old tours Jurassic World at the Field Museum

Scenes from The Ten-Year-Old’s recent trip to Jurassic World at the Field Museum, Chicago. Continue reading

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The Six-Year-Old Watches Cartoons – “Superman Episode 3: The Arctic Giant” (1942) #ThrowbackThursday

I had such a good time in December trolling through the archives for Throwback Thursday posts, that I’ve decided to keep it up for a while. This one was originally published on May 13, 2013, when The Nine-Year-Old was only … Continue reading

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What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old reads her first Terry Pratchett story. 

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What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. Spring break season is upon us, which means lots of time to sit around pouring through some of The Eight-Year-Old’s favorite reference texts. This week, The Eight-Year-Old takes a … Continue reading

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What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old begins an artful campaign to make a pilgrimage to Dedham, Massachusetts. 

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Teaching The Eight-Year-Old to be a savvy spender, Part II

Here at Caterpickles Central, we believe that everyone in the family works together to keep our household functioning without expecting any particular compensation beyond having clean silverware to eat with, the ability to walk through the house without tripping, and clean clothes to wear.

So when we decided four years ago that The (then) Four-Year-Old was old enough to receive an allowance, we didn’t ask her to do any chores around the house to earn it. Instead, we decided to use the allowance simply to teach her how to manage money. Continue reading

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“If you ate only spinach, how much spinach would you have to eat to maintain your weight?”

The Eight-Year-Old wandered into the kitchen the other day while I was prepping a blueberry and spinach smoothie. While watching me stuff the blender with spinach and almond milk, she asked, “Mommyo, if you ate only spinach, how much spinach would you have … Continue reading

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What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old reads every Horrible Harry book on her teacher’s bookshelf except one. 

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Wordless Wednesday: Mission Accomplished

For Parent’s Night, the teacher had The Eight-Year-Old and her classmates fill out a cloud describing what they hoped to learn in third grade. The Eight-Year-Old wrote: “I hope to learn about Dinosaurs. Oh, and possibly some math.” Check. Related Links … Continue reading

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“What do paleontologists do with all the things they find that they weren’t actually looking for?”

I knew walking in to Dr. Paul Sereno’s Fossil Lab at the University of Chicago last Tuesday that I’d see a ton of dinosaur bones (perhaps even literally). But what I didn’t expect to see were the human remains and bits of … Continue reading

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