When I began my teaching career, one of the questions asked in EVERY interview was: How do you plan to involve parents in your classroom community? Easy answer: I plan to implement an open-door policy that encourages their presence in the...
When it comes to our children’s education there are so many more options available now than when we were kids. Should we put our children in private school? Should we home school, and if we choose that should we...
Some of us are born knowing exactly what we want to do in life, and some of us don't find our calling until much later. I guess I was kind of a mix of the two. Originally, I wanted...
This is my daughter's first year in school, so I'm a newbie when it comes to shopping for those back-to-school necessities. When I got the school supply list, I got a little excited. Who doesn't love school supplies?! But then...
I never thought my kids would attend public school. I deeply believed in the benefits of homeschooling. I loved teaching my kids, and I truly couldn't have imagined sending my kids off to be taught by another person all...
Teacher Appreciation Week is THIS WEEK! Are you ready? I don't know about you, but spring is such a busy time and buying or creating a great, really cute, really wanted gift can be stressful for me. I will admit that I...
I don’t know about you, but the strain of COVID-19 on our family unit is REAL. My spouse and I had to have a long conversation about whether we should keep our 4-year-old home from Pre-K this year. The convo...
My 5-year-old little boy has the ever dreaded summer birthday.  He's sandwiched smack dab in between the ages of "send on to kindergarten" and "do not pass go for another year". Being the over worrier that I am, I read article after...
I flew solo for my first daycare tour.  My husband couldn't get away from work and I figured I could get a grasp of whether or not the place looked like Mrs. Hannigan's house from Annie without his input. I...
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...
I watched the video the other day.  My firstborn Carson's first day of kindergarten.  I openly claim that I am not a sappy mom, crying at each milestone.  But as I watched the video, I realized I am sappy...
It's never easy to leave your kids. A piece of a parent's heart is definitely left with them as they walk (or are carried) into the school or child care center where they may be for the next several hours. We,...

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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:...