Why can’t teachers do the math?

Someone please explain to me why a 100 sheet spiral wide ruled notebook costs $1.75 and the 70 page version cost only 20¢? On the school supply list: Six 100 sheet spiral wide ruled notebooks totaling $10.50 (before tax) VS six 70 sheet spiral wide ruled notebooks totaling $1.20 (before tax). Am I smarter than... Continue Reading →

school days again

Alex is about to start school in a week. She'll be a big third grader! Rumor among the parents is that 3rd grade is going to be harder with more homework and higher expectations. I am told to expect 40 minutes of homework and 20 minutes of reading a night. One hour of homework total? ... Continue Reading →

caught in a lie

Alex caught me in a lie. This was after I had been lecturing her about lying all week long. Worse yet, she did something sneaky to find out I had lied. She wanted over-priced ice cream from the ice cream truck rolling down the block. I didn't want to pay four times the price for... Continue Reading →

easy ways to save energy this summer

It's summertime. Time for swimsuits, popsicles and rolling blackouts. Wait. What? Here in Colorado, Xcel is the king of energy supply. And that means that the king gets to make the rules when it comes to who gets energy and when. The king also sets the rate prices and there is nothing you can do about it.... Continue Reading →

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