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Get the word out: teachers are paid well

Did you know that people in the private sector with comparable SAT and GRE scores to teachers are paid less?

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12 most important parenting lessons learned

12 most important lessons learned over 20 years of parenting

Despite taking parenting classes and reading parenting books, I still had a lot to learn about parenting.

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Why I gave all my National Geographic magazines away

I love National Geographic, but I’m canceling my subscription and getting rid of 26 years of magazines. The iPad app wins.

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My Ila screaming lady personal security alarm

When you pull the small pin out of the device, it screams for 10 minutes.

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My emergency backup plans

As I write this post, our power’s been out for over a day. But does that stop me? Not at all! I have several layers of backup plans in place in case of emergency

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Why our Thanksgiving was so small

Our celebration was smaller this year because of the Black Friday madness. My sister-in-law manages a store for a major retailer, and had to rest so that she could arrive at her store just past midnight.

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Why I’m thankful for the La Cañada schools

Several times a year, I talk to people who are wondering if they should move to La Cañada. I always tell these people that my husband and I have never regretted sending our kids through the La Cañada Unified School District.

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A teacher’s “banter” is like Sandusky’s “horsing around”

  When LCHS teacher Gabrielle Leko said that calling a student “Jew Boy” and making fun of a student’s stutter was “banter with students in an attempt to develop a rapport,” I was reminded of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. He said that showering naked with and fondling little boys was “horsing around.” Abuse […]

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Pinterest places worth revisiting

Post your interests on Pinterest

Why are so many women gathering and categorizing images on Pinterest? It’s addictive!

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I know what you read last night

Do you want your friends to know what you’re reading online? If not, then you should consider logging out of sites such as The Huffington Post and The Washington Post.

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