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Preschool at Home: For $10 a Month!

So now you know the components of a basic preschool class at home, here are supplies to purchase that will last for 6 months under $60!  All of my recommendations are on the bottom of this post at for easy searching (and price verification).

Preschool at Home: A Tribute to My Daughter

www.meganmerchant.comIf your barrier is simply, “What would we do?” here are basic pieces in creating your own 2-5 year-old preschool class.  The more frequently you hold school (2 or 3 times a week), the easier it is to incorporate the whole list; the length of class can be from 30 to 90 minutes.  In upcoming posts I’ll share how to run 6 months of classes under $60, and two lesson plans to get your thoughts flowing:

It's Spring Break: Frame Giveaway!

www.meganmerchant.comIt's Spring Break; let's celebrate!  This week I'll be posting about finding classes for your passions and interests, teaching home school with fitness for your kids, and more. To kick off the week on a high note, my friend Mindy Evans from Stampin Up

Part IV: Great Tips for Using Your Pedometer

www.meganmerchant.comThey are finally here!!  After four weeks of trials and records, here are my tips on how I've enjoyed and benefited from a pedometer, starting with the biggest revelation:Mental exhaustion is NOT the same a physical exhaustion. 

Part III: Bad Ways to Use Your Pedometer

www.meganmerchant.comHere is what I did NOT like about my pedometer, which I'm sharing to jump start you as you begin with your own pedometer.Here are the links to Part I and Part II if you’d like to read back.

Civility: A Note from My Mentor, My Mom

www.meganmerchant.comCourteous acts make for a better, more civil world.  Incivility is defined by Merriam-Webster as a rude or discourteous act.  Basic manners, respect for others, and common courtesy are vanishing.  What can be done?  Where does civility start? Here are three scenarios:

Pedometer Part II: My (Bad) 10,000 Step Day

www.meganmerchant.comTwo days ago I hit 10,000 steps on my pedometer.  If you read my first post on starting my pedometer totting, I mentioned being recently sick (not working out) and took baselines between 3500-5000 steps a day.  So as soon as I felt well, I was all over finding out what it looks and feels like for someone to achieve 10,000 steps in one day.

An Athletic Event for Women: Live.Love.Tri.

www.meganmerchant.comWouldn’t it be fantastic to have a passion and then create a local event for others to participate in your passion?  My sister brought such a duo of ladies to my attention, and they graciously answered some questions about their all-women triathlon for us, which will be August 27, 2011, at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center:

5 Manner-Changes I Need to Make, and Fast!

Wearing a Pedometer: My Awakening

This is Part One of my new love/hate relationship with a Pedometer.What is a pedometer?  It is a tiny 1-2" device that counts the motion of your hips to guess the number of steps you take each day. A basic pedometer only counts steps, whereas more complex devices ask for your "stride length" which then computes your distance traveled in miles. 
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