Monthly Archives: February 2012

100, again

Posted on by jen

Writing another list of 100 books to read has been on my to-do list. One specifically geared toward the bed-time story set. Turn’s out, Scholastic’s Parent & Child Magazine has done a little bit of the work. I love that. … Continue reading

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Free Vision Screening for Infants

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

The following is an editorial written by State Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). If you have questions about this commentary, please contact Rep. Byrum’s office by calling (517) 373-0587. Something that parents should consider adding to the schedule (in addition to … Continue reading

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Must Have Memberships and Fantastic Freebies!

Posted on by marney

I have a secret to confess.  I really, really, dislike playing with trains.  I also dislike playing with cars, trucks, planes, bulldozers, flatbed trucks and dump trucks.  Please, don’t tell Henry.  He would likely think he was assigned the wrong … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Independence

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author’s note: Skip this topic if you are, say, in the middle of lunch. Also, props to Lis for letting me talk about poop in a public forum. We’re in that awkward stage of potty training where Spencer is learning … Continue reading

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The Audit, Part 2: or, Working Through the Department of Redundancy Department

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

Remember the movie “Groundhog Day,” where Bill Murray’s character wakes up each day to find that it’s the same day over and over again? Welcome to my world. I’m sure it’s not unusual for a first-time audit to take longer than … Continue reading

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One Hundred Books, One Hundred Bucks

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My ten-year-old is a voracious reader. It’s somewhat ironic, because when he was a Bear, his brethren were ahead of him and I was *freaking out* that he wasn’t smart enough to be considered one of the “smart kids.” His … Continue reading

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The Audit, Part 1

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

This week at EC3, we are having our finances and financial practices audited. This is a standard practice for nonprofit organizations (and many for-profit ones as well), but EC3 has not undertaken one in more than ten years. So it’s noteworthy. … Continue reading

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Child-directed, imaginative play

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

The winter edition of CONNECTions for a Great Start (the publication of Great Start, Michigan’s statewide initiative to foster success for young children) is all about creativity and imagination, which is essential to good development–intellectually, socially, and emotionally. EC3’s Patti … Continue reading

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Sniffle, sniffle, cough, cough…

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

“How do you keep Helen so healthy? She’s never sick!” The mother of three young children was lamenting having to take one of them home with a fever–again–after it made the rounds in her household for the third time this … Continue reading

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