One of the cool things about living in 2019 is the vast array of options we have when educating our children.  Homeschooling, parochial schooling, un-schooling, non-religious private schooling....you get the point.  We have fantastic options, people. We chose public schooling for...
Welcome to the carpool line at school--more notably known as the fifth ring of hell. Apparently, the simple concept of pulling up to the first orange cone is often confusing to the frazzled, behind-schedule minivan owner who makes great...
Dear Daughter, I saw you before you turned from sweet little girl to independent pre-teen. I watched you giggle at yourself in the mirror. I swooned when you sang your made-up songs and role played with your Barbies. I...
Socialization. It’s a big word, and it’s one you hear used a lot when it comes to homeschooling. Aren’t you worried about socialization?  I hope your kids are getting socialized.  How are you socializing your kids? These are all questions I’ve fielded everywhere...
“She will never be good at math. She’s just not made for it.”My daughter’s 4th grade teacher told me this at a parent-teacher conference, with my daughter sitting next to me. She was nine years old and her teacher...
Nothing is more heartbreaking than your child coming home from school with hurt feelings or discovering your own child is responsible for the pain of other children.  The older your kids become, the more opportunity they have to experience...
Parenting little ones is hard. They don’t sleep. They cry. A lot. You have to feed them. Then, you have to teach them how to feed themselves. There’s potty training, separation anxiety, sleep struggles, play dates, preschool, and when...
School picture day is rapidly approaching! Or as I like to think of it, the day my mom reminds me of Kari from The Incredibles movie. You know, the part where she answers the front door after babysitting Jack-Jack,...
With the start of school comes a list of things you need to remember and plan for—paperwork, transportation, extracurricular activities, classroom parties, volunteering, and in some instances, supplying class snacks. Many schools have strict rules for what can be...
This is my paper corner.  This is where every permission slip, information sheet, and printed schedule goes to die.  Every year, when school begins, I accumulate a pile of papers that just gets higher as the weeks go on....
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Leave The Pressure To Us Do you ever have something that keeps getting put off and you aren’t sure how to go about it? Like...