"Just wait until she's a teenager!" Let me let you in on a little something I just learned: the teenage years do not magically start with the age of 13.  Sure, sure, I know all about the tweens as this...
I vividly remember the first day of preschool. They woke up early, had chocolate milk in fancy cups for breakfast and had picked out their outfits a week in advance. I sobbed for a solid hour after drop off,...
I know you’re all tired of seeing that nightmarish face with the inhumanly stretched grin and large, unblinking eyes. I can’t even open Facebook without seeing Momo staring directly into my soul. As a mother of a 9-year-old son,...
I can still remember the sound of AOL signing on and the alert of a new message on AIM (AOL Instant Messanger). As a brand new teenager, this technology was literally the best thing to ever happen to any...
With a new school year comes new clothes! We just made it through a hot, and dirty summer in our play clothes waiting to see how much our kiddos will grow before we invest even more money into their...
Dear Class of 2020, This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. Not for you. Not for your family. I’m truly sorry. When you heard that school was closed for the rest of the year, I imagine many of you were devastated,...
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,...
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...
As an English teacher, I know all too well that all it takes is one book to ignite or rekindle a love of literature. My son’s love of books is at an all-time high, in part due to a...
Hey Kiddo, You know how sometimes we talk about how cool it would be to have superpowers and which ones we’d want?  Like being able to fly at supersonic speed so we wouldn’t have to drive for forever to see your...
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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...