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Facts About Every Student From the 30th Story of Wayside School

Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories From Wayside School series is still a favorite of elementary-age kids, 34 years after the first book hit the shelves. Each of the three books features 30 chapters — one for each floor of the Wayside School building — and each chapter (usually) features one student. Here are a few facts [...]

Niche Blogs: What Kids Eat

Chicken nuggets and pizza, right? That’s what kids would eat if we let them decide for themselves, but we’re concerned about raising the quality, and sometimes regulating the quantity, of children’s nutrition. And of course, that leads to blogs that impress us one way or another. Nine-year-old Martha Payne posts pictures of her meals at NeverSeconds, [...]

A Salacious Crumb Crochet Plush

I hate to admit it, but I’m on a bit of a geek kick still so you’ll have to excuse my extensive Star Wars posts today. That being said, how awesome is this great Salacious Crumb crochet plush? He was created by Allison of Crafty is Cool for the Bird and Bear Gallery’s Stitch Wars [...]

Twin Sisters Give Birth Minutes Apart

Identical twin sisters Amy Gilbert and Allison Oliverio of Clinton, Michigan grew up together, both married their high school sweethearts, went into the same profession, and then became mothers -on the same day! Dr. Timothy Kim was back and forth delivering both babies. “They were kind enough to put rooms next to each other, so not so [...]

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Halloween Edition

Whether you’re taking some little ones out trick-or-treating or going to an adult party dressed as a radish, we join you in the spirit of Halloween and offer up a few not-so-famous firsts related to the holiday. Oh, and please have your kids save their Necco Wafers, Good ‘N Plenty, Circus Peanuts and other “ick” [...]

The Quick 10: Fantasy Football Picks, Stacy-Style

So we’re drafting for mental_floss Fantasy Football tonight (physical_floss). I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m taking suggestions via Twitter and thoroughly researching each one. My husband is delighted that this might be the year I finally get into and understand football. However, if I were playing it the way I pick horses – whose [...]