Author Archives: Karyn Cole

Karyn Cole is the lucky mom of 2-year-old girl/boy twins, Mia and Miles. After teaching elementary school for over 15 years, she now spends her days trying to enrich her class of two and organizing the chaos that is her household. After bedtime, she enjoys baking, crafting, and watching bad reality TV.

The FUNdamentals: Name Writing

Most summer days, after lunch, you will find my twins and I at the kitchen table.   It’s time for “Mommy…

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Thoughts on Life, Cousins and Diving Boards

We went to the “fancy pool” with my nieces and cousins the other day.  This particular pool is special because…

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The FUNdamentals: Stopping Summer Slide

Summer Slide is defined as the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer holidays. When I…

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Winning by Twinning: How Raising Twins is Getting Easier

This one is for all the twin mamas out there, particularly those whose twins are still very young.  I am…

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The FUNdamentals: Teaching Kids Number Concepts

“Math is boring.” “This is too hard.” And the one that gives me chills . . . “I’m just not…

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The FUNdamentals: Identifying Letters and Sounds

As a former teacher,  I strive to incorporate simple learning activities into daily play with my four-year-old twins.  The trick…

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Mother’s Day When You Are Struggling to Conceive

I will never forget Mother’s Day, 2014.  That was the day I finally brought my daughter, Mia, home from the…

Categories: Babies, Hot Topic, Moms Tags: ,
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Happy 4th Birthday to Our Little Miracles

You were the miracles I was afraid to hope for.  And the fact that you came as a package deal…

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No Bake Energy Bites

As a family, the Coles are prone to hanger. Hanger (n): A lethal combination of hunger and anger, the result…

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An Open Letter to the Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

I know you are getting letters of support from around the world, tweets from celebrities, and calls from important politicians.…

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