Homeschooling your children can be both incredibly awesome and hard at the same time.  Some days are amazing. I am so thankful that I have this opportunity and would not change it for the world!  Some days I find...
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...
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...
I teach primarily freshman students. Last school year I sent my son off to Kindergarten. During parent night in my classroom, I secretly wanted to say, “It’s going to be okay. I know what you are going through.” Although...
My darling almost-kindergartner, In a few short days, I will put you on a big yellow bus, and as I watch you disappear down the road, I won’t just be saying goodbye to my firstborn child. I’ll be saying goodbye...
As a parent of an elementary student, I know that uneasy feeling of preparing to send your child into the unknowns of a new school year. A cacophony of what ifs fills my mind: What if the teacher doesn’t challenge him enough? What...
We live in a world where athletes are predominantly men, and while women are continuing to rise in skill level and fame, they still are not the frontrunners when someone thinks of sports. There are zero women in the...
One of my favorite songs is "Standing Outside the Fire" by Garth Brooks. While the whole song speaks to me and makes me stop and listen, there is one line that resonates with my soul, "Life is not tried...
Don’t let your children’s reading skills wither and die over summer break. Keep their creative mind alive and blooming by performing CPR (Continually Promoting Reading). Our kids deserve some vegging out when summer hits, but it can be easy to...
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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...