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Suzanne Tobias: Let’s figure out mysteries of the universe together

The voice asking the first question of Lawrence Krauss and Brian Greene in a live-audience broadcast of NPR’s “Science Friday” was tiny and tentative, obviously a young boy:

Suzanne Perez Tobias: Loving the madness that is March

March is mad and memorable for so many reasons.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: Whatever happened to audience etiquette?

Last week in this space, I praised the value of fine arts education.

Suzanne Tobias: Arts provide kids with life lessons

Jack recently learned to play “Gangnam Style” on his trombone, which is pretty much as nightmarish as you might imagine.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: Snow days offer precious breaks from routine

“Snow days rock!” a friend posted on her Facebook page last week.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: Sometimes it pays to read children the whole book

My 15-year-old daughter, Hannah, was reminiscing recently about elementary school — studying for tests in biology, world history, Spanish and algebra while reading “Lord of the Flies” will do that to a person — and I asked her what she remembered, specifically, from those early years.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: We’re all connected, just not to one another

Sometimes our family room looks more like an Internet cafe.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: A thin line between humility, the humblebrag

Perhaps you’ve never heard the term “humblebrag” – it’s annoying being a social-media vanguard who has to explain everything all the time, but I’ll try … #humblebrag – so here’s the UrbanDictionary.com definition:

Suzanne Tobias: A place to spread a little kindness and caring

You know the old sayings, the ones you learned as a child and repeat through the course of your life, to yourself or to your children or grandchildren:

Suzanne Tobias: Time to declutter – but don’t throw those toys away

There are only so many episodes of “Clean House” or “Hoarders” a person can watch before she grabs a few trash bags and heads into her son’s bedroom.

Suzanne Tobias: Winter forces us to look inward

The holiday decorations have barely come down.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: Simplifying gift strategy enriched this season

Another Christmas is over.

Suzanne Tobias: Throwing dice and other fun family activities

My family loves board games.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: Elf on the Shelf invites postings of off-color shenanigans

Like many holiday traditions, Elf on the Shelf began so innocently.

Suzanne Tobias: Holidays offer a good excuse to sing

The remnants of our Thanksgiving turkey weren’t even in the fridge last week before my children started hassling me about my singing.

Suzanne Tobias: May we be truly thankful

My son has reached the age where he prefers to say “thank you” on his own, thank you very much.

Suzanne Tobias: Four words to limit holiday excess

Want. Need. Wear. Read.

By now you’ve likely heard about this strategy for simplifying holiday gift-giving.

Suzanne Tobias: Storms offer opportunity to ‘hunker down’

I love the phrase “hunker down.”

Suzanne Tobias: Books are an irresistible indulgence

It’s no accident, I’m sure, that school book fairs coincide with parent-teacher conferences.

Suzanne Tobias: Eating dinner together is a worthwhile goal

Growing up, I thought every family ate dinner together.

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