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CrashBox

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
"Crashbox" is a funny, interactive series that challenges grade-school kids with hip, fast-paced games about history, math, spelling, grammar, culture and vocabulary. Each edition is comprised of seven to eight educational games (two to five minutes each) drawn from a bank of 14 game types, from "Haunted House Party" to "Captain Bones" to "Dirty Pictures" to "Radio Scramble."
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The boys have found a new show that they love, forces them to think, and allows them to compete. I love how it gives time limits, lets them feel smarter, and teaches snips of educational subjects (science, history, English, art, math, and more).

http://www.hbofamily.com/

MomsLikeMe's next Moms Night Out is August 11

MomsLikeMe's next Moms Night Out is August 11

Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 11 at 6 p.m. for our next Moms Night Out!

The theme is Back to School Organization. The pros at West Sacramento's IKEA will give us great tips on how to start the schoolyear on the right foot with a place for everything and everything in its place!

We'll have treats and prizes! And the event is FREE!

Kids 10 and up are welcome to attend as well!

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7 ways to keep kids from swearing

7 ways to keep kids from swearing

Eighty-six percent of parents agree that children ages 2 to 12 are cursing more today than when they themselves were children, according to a national survey commissioned by care.com. Fifty-four percent of parents say their child has cursed in front of them, though 20 percent don’t think the child understood the meaning of the word.

How about you? Do you think kids curse more today than when you grew up?

Join the conversation and see 7 ways to keep your kids from swearing ...

7 tips for saving big with coupons

7 tips for saving big with coupons

MomsLikeMe hosted a live chat Thursday night with with local coupon blogger Emily Lyon of Clever Housewife. Lyon says she's not really a fan of the TV show Extreme Couponing because it's caused a lot of stores to change their coupon policies and it also distorts the idea of how much you can really save week to week.

She spends about two hours a week researching sales, matching coupons and putting together a shopping list. She spends about $50-$75 a week on groceries.

How are you cooling off?

How are you cooling off?

Anyone else feel like we skipped from winter to summer last week? We've given up cold, wind and rain for warm temperatures.

But with high temperatures come high power bills once the air goes on. So, on MomsLikeMe, we have a poll asking, "Have you turned on your air conditioner yet?"

Vote here

PHOTO CONTEST: Father's Day 2011

PHOTO CONTEST: Father's Day 2011

Who's your favorite papa? Upload his photo to MomsLikeMe and tell us about him for a chance to win Papa Murphy's pizzas and a couple's massage from Massage Envy! The entry with the most votes will win.

SLIDESHOW: Father's Day 2011 photo contest candidates

Click here to submit a photo of your father and/or vote for your favorite dad today!

Infant pajamas designed to stave off SIDS

Infant pajamas designed to stave off SIDS

New moms have one less thing to worry about thanks to a new program designed to allow infants to sleep more safely.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's Sleep Safe encourages the use of a sleep sack, much like a sleeping bag, instead of traditional swaddling. With the child secure and sleeping on their back, they are less at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.

Watch video on MomsLikeMe ...