The school supplies are bought, the uniforms are clean, and there is a scent of sharpened pencils in the air. While I am always a bit bummed for the summer to end (seriously HOW does it go by so fast?!) I...
The Olympics are different than any other sporting event - and in my very strong opinion, they are much more special. Only held every four years, there is no "maybe next year" attitude. The athletes who compete in the...
To all of the Virtual Learning Moms out there, I have one thing to say to you: You are ROCK STARS.  When I say rock stars, what I really mean is that you are magical unicorns with incredible powers to face...
For teachers as well as students, the month of May is like a beacon shining at the end of the long tunnel of the school year. There is no better time to say "Thank you!" to our community's teachers,...
Do you have a kiddo that loves all things games? Our 5-year-old is all about the games, be it board games, card games, video games, you name it. He likes to live his life to the fullest, in that sense....
Snow days are a rite of passage in childhood. Or, in Oklahoma, ice days. Either way you spin it, snow days are a huge part of growing up. We know that our kids are growing up in a digital...
For those with kids that love gardening, any kind of science experiment, or just like to dig in the dirt, this is for you! This is the perfect time of year to start growing some seeds for the garden,...
I know what you're thinking: Who wants to make New Year's Resolutions now? We don't even know what next week holds, much less what will happen in a whole new year! Just in case you are one of those...
Unpopular opinion here...I really enjoy virtual school/homeschooling my kids.  I enjoy being able to spend more time with them.  I enjoy being able to see what they're capable of.  I enjoy being the one to praise them when they accomplish something I...
Last school year ended like the scene in Titanic when the old lady drops the Heart of the Ocean into the water instead of selling it and leaving the millions of dollars it was worth to her next of...
Up until this year, I have only watched from afar as cars and trucks and minivans methodically lined up each day outside schools scattered around town. I've watched as cute kids with matching backpacks and lunchboxes and perfectly coiffed...
On a scale of 1 to Ferris Bueller’s day off, how are your kids handling school so far? If it’s a struggle, you’re not alone. In fact, I’m one virtual pop-quiz away from throwing in the proverbial towel and starting a...

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A few months ago a dear friend asked me if our 15-year-old son would be willing to be an escort in her daughter’s upcoming...