Whether you are homeschooling or have to be home due to quarantine or illness, these seven virtual field trips will help your kids feel like they can explore the world, even though they're stuck at home! I don’t feel like...
Back to school, back to school; Mom is going back to school! When I took my daughter school supply shopping, I began to grab my own pencils, highlighters, and notebooks. My daughter suspiciously asked, “What are you doing Mom?" ...
You've picked a curriculum and organized your space. You're ready to start schooling at home, but how do you motivate your kids? Most kids behave differently at home than at school. They know Mom loves them unconditionally, which is a...
When our children are grown, they’ll tell their own kids about a time when they would excitedly hop out of bed on a winter school day morning and eagerly wait for the signal of a pinnacle day of their...
As a teacher, on any given day there are a multitude of expectations that need to be met. The barrage of acronyms is exhausting; SEL, PLC, IEP, AP, CST, CAL, ELL-- the list goes on ad-nauseum.  And now we add...
As you face hard decisions about your children's schooling, perhaps you're considering homeschooling. Maybe you're excited to jump in. Maybe you have doubts and don't know where to begin. If you're in Iowa, I'm happy to say that homeschooling is...
My husband is red/green color blind. For him, these two colors present themselves as different shades of grey so he can still discriminate between red and green. This allows him to tell the difference between important things like stoplight...
"We need those of you who are white to speak up. NOW. Publicly. Not only because we are exhausted and burnt out from living this, but because other white people will listen to you before they will listen to...
The sunshine is calling and freedom is at our fingertips. Summer vacation has finally arrived! I can’t wait to let my children soak up every ounce of relaxation this summer and let them have some much deserved time to...
The world can definitely be a scary place for our little ones right now. Suddenly they aren’t allowed to go to school anymore, they may not be able to see certain people due to the risk, and they are...
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Tips for Dealing With COVID in Your Family: The Sickness and...

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You have taken all precautions that you can… Staying within your “bubble” for the most part. You rarely go out to eat at restaurants...