This is a sponsored post written by Suzanne Wandling, Outreach Coordinator, Oklahoma Virtual Preparatory Academy “Kindergarten Readiness” – two words that cause a mom’s heart to skip a beat. Feelings of excitement and doubt come with big life transitions, and...
From the beginning, your children need you. You care for, nurture, and instruct them in everything. From you, they learn to tie their shoes, cooperate with others, share, behave in public, etc.  You are your children’s first teacher. As...
All moms would likely agree that they want their kids to be smart and full of knowledge. If they learned with ease, it would be icing on the cake.  We all have vivid memories of singing the ABC's, counting our...
This was her year.  The year to start pre-k, the year to start the rest of her learning life by going to school every day.  Thankfully, she was excited.  She couldn’t wait to go to “big school” like her...
This series is in response to Where’s My Parenting Script?! Please check back each Wednesday in the month of August for more tips. With it being back to school season, parents are busy making preparations for the year ahead. While...
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...
THAT Mom For the first half dozen or so years my kids were in public schools, I was THAT mom. My kids had workbook lessons that became part of their summer chores as seamlessly as did our afternoons at the...
One of my favorite things about my five-year-old daughter is her ability to block out the pressures of the world. Part of it is the age. At five, she has had limited exposure to peer groups. So although she...
I am going to start this post by loudly saying, I am not an expert in homeschooling, teaching, parenting, or anything really, so when I talk about lessons and curriculum, it’s just what I’ve found that works for us. Last year...
Over the years, I have answered the question "Will you homeschool?" in several different ways. Never!! Are you kidding me?  I will never homeschool.  Being a stay-at-home mom was not in the plan and neither is homeschooling.  I want my kids to be...

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...
I am going to start this post by loudly saying, I am not an expert in homeschooling, teaching, parenting, or anything really, so when I talk about lessons and curriculum, it's just what I've found that works for us. Last year...

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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:...