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...
  Some of my favorite childhood memories are from going to high school football games.  I loved everything from the popcorn to seeing my friends...and maybe even watching a little bit of the game! I hope you'll get out with your...
My BMF (Best Mom Friend) is 19 years younger than me. We were thrown together by our kids, who became friends a few years ago in 7th grade. We had our heads together recently, enjoying some "throwback" videos on her...
Under any other circumstances, teachers look forward to Spring Break just as much as their students. This time felt different. I knew there was a chance, a good possibility, that we would be extending that break. At first, it...
When I was a kid, I didn't know many homeschoolers. The ones I did know were the stereotypical homeschoolers. You know the ones: denim jumpers, thought "frick" was a swear word, and could recite the entire Declaration of Independence at age...
I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old. I took 8 weeks off work after I had each of my kids. Prior to starting a family I always pictured I would be more than ready to return...
  Pre-K is an exciting world of shapes, colors, new friends, and new experiences. However for the mom of a child entering Pre-K, there's no doubt that this time of year can be stressful. The thought of sending your little...
The Storm clouds begin to gather Uh oh, I thought, seeing my son's teacher pop up on my caller ID. We are three days into Pre-K, and I thought things were going well. He woke up at 5:45 on Monday morning...

Raising A Reader

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Does anyone else get excited over ALL the books when they walk into a library? Sometimes I actually get a little sad when I think about the awesome books that I know are hidden on the shelf that I...
My barely five-year-old entered the big wild world of kindergarten last year.  The first week of school my husband and I attended a kindergarten parent prep night.  At this meeting we were informed that kindergarten was no longer a "fun"...
My son is a bright, sweet boy who happened to not do very well when he started Pre-K. It was a combination of factors that included a teacher/student misfit, a diagnosis we had yet to receive, and just not being...
It's getting closer and closer to the start of school, and to be honest, I'm a little sad about it.  But if I'm being REALLY honest, I'm probably not sad for the reasons you're thinking.  I'm sad because I'm excited about...

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Every September, America pauses to remember Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For many people, however, this month goes by with little notice. Let’s face it:...