I never thought I’d homeschool my kids.  However, this year homeschooling was the best option for our specific situation. I stand by this decision. Now that the school year is over and we look ahead to the fall, our path is...
“Please for the love of all recycling, no more coffee mugs!”  I talked with many teachers and moms to see what they like to give and receive for Teacher Appreciation. An overwhelming sentiment was no more mugs and candles. Gift...
Early on in our journey with virtual learning, whenever my daughter said she missed “regular school,” it broke my heart. Then, she stopped saying it. That somehow hurt more. I worried she had forgotten all the things that make...
I am a teacher. I am a parent. I know the relationship between parents and teachers is one of the most important for your child’s success in school. Especially if school is not one of your child’s favorite things.  All kids are different....
A year ago I would never have imagined I’d be unschooling my three children. I was content with the public school system and the accredited preschool my children attended. I was looking forward to 2021, when all of my...
I used to teach 5th grade, and I heard over and over again, "How can you teach 10 year olds every day? I could never do that!" It always struck me as funny because I truly love this age. Now...
The word dyslexia is highly misunderstood. People are afraid, or ashamed, to say it but my son, my love, is dyslexic.  This is supposed to be an inspiring article. But the truth is, our journey is not done.  When I look...
Being a parent is exceedingly difficult right now. In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are concerned about keeping their families and communities healthy. On top of that, parents are either working from home with little ones...
Hey parents! Any others in camp virtual learning?! When our district offered this choice, despite my husband and I knowing it was the absolute right decision for our family, the time prior, during, and after making the decision felt...
You probably know it is reading to your child is important. Did you know starting earlier is better? From the day they are born, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop language skills and pre-literacy skills every day that help them become...

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