10 Free Online Math Games for 2nd Grade Students

Free Online Math Games for 2nd Grade

My son Sean has the best second grade teacher. (Michael loved having her as his second grade teacher too.) She goes out of her way to make math fun for the kids. During the holiday break, she sent home a list of almost 20 websites where we could find free online math games for 2nd grade. Below are ten favorites: 10 Sites with Free Online Math Games for 2nd Grade 1. ABCya.com - "Kids Educational Continue Reading

15 Favorite Black History Month Recipes

black history month recipes

Updated; originally posted 2/2014 Several people have started to search the site for Black History Month recipes. As such, I am posting this updated compilation of my favorite recipes from the African diaspora... As I have written in the past, you can tell a lot about a culture and its history by exploring its food. What is now typically called “soul food” had its roots in African staples Continue Reading

New Age of Ultron Trailer (Will your kids see it?)

avengers age of ultron trailer

Have you seen the new trailer for Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON? So far, my family has enjoyed all of the AVENGERS movies together. I hope that this one isn't too sinister so that we can all see it together too. Just in cased you missed it, here's the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON trailer: Continue Reading

Queens Museum of Art Panorama

Queens Museum of Art Panorama

Did you know that the travel guide company Lonely Planet chose Queens as their #1 Best in the US 2015 destination? We moved from Manhattan to Queens for the school system and I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't really explored my neighborhood. Most of my socializing is still in Manhattan. That changes this year! I'll take you along on my ride by highlighting fun, family-friendly locations and Continue Reading

Facebook Favorite: Missed Opportunities

missed opportunity

We have all blown opportunities in our lives - whether in love or in other areas of life. I know that I have. I especially missed a lot of them in college...simply by failing to follow up with folks like Spike Lee's production company and such. Oh, well! Perhaps that is why the YouTube video (of Jimmy Fallon blowing a chance to date Nicole Kidman) has been all over my Facebook news feed this week. Continue Reading