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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Vickie

    Wow! All Good Things, but you are right, a lot of changes.

    If you are still doing traditional picture/storybooks, I would suggest adding a chapter a night of chapter books. Parents often wait too late to start this. It increases their comprehension and vocabulary a lot (for reading). The Borrowers, The Littles, Pippi Long Stocking, Amelia Bedelia, Little House on the Prairie, The Boxcar Children.

    (I will find the name of the math series I used each summer. It was very fun and helped keep their minds going all summer so back to school in the fall was easier.)

    (If he is not reading yet, using signs as you run errands is really helpful. Stop, gas, pizza, etc reappear constantly.)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Logan is reading a bit. I’m not sure if he’s ready for a book with pictures. I haven’t thought about it yet!

  2. Vickie


    Some of those chapter books are easier read aloud-s than others. You may be surprised. My kids all noticed a huge difference thru the years with their vocabulary/reading comprehension than their peers. They are also all huge readers and love the classics. My mom read me Heidi when I was kindergarten age and I still remember.

  3. Vickie

    I can’t remember how I found this, it is possible you wrote about it. But just in case – Pop Culture NPR podcast. They talk about Tv, movie, books, music and games. It is short, upbeat, lots of good ideas. I have bought two (electronic) games for my 23 year old as gifts. I have found lots of things to watch. It is a positive way to know what is going on/new. Sometimes they do throw backs too.

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