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A Parent’s School Year Wish List

School is in session where I live. My oldest daughter just started third grade. This week we carried on with…

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When Your Child is Halfway Through Elementary School

Elementary school is flying by… My firstborn starts third grade this year. With three years at our neighborhood school under…

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Why My Kids Aren’t Doing Their Homework Anymore

Here’s why my kids aren’t doing their homework anymore, but are still learning plenty at home.  Dear Kindergarten/ Second Grade…

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My Daughter Won the Science Fair: Why You Should Let Your Kid Do Her Own Work

Lily with her project and blue ribbon Coming up in a few weeks, my oldest daughter will compete in our area’s…

MLK Day: The Benefits of Diverse School Communities

“And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every…

The Summer of Pinterest: Cardboard Box School Room

This summer my daughters and I have been experimenting with Pinterest crafts and activities I’ve come across while browsing Pinterest.…

Back to School: Traditions that Ease the Transition

When my oldest daughter started kindergarten last year, it was a big change for all of us. It was her…

How to Help Kids (and Parents) Adjust to Preschool

Preschool benefits children in a lot of ways. It’s a perfect place to interact with peers and improve social skills. It’s…

School Year Reflections: My Real Motive for Volunteering

I volunteered regularly in my oldest daughter’s kindergarten class this past year. I didn’t do it just to be a…

School Year Reflections: A Year of Perfect Attendance

Focus on the Positive; Get a Shiny Pencil In a year of preschool, thirteen years of public school, and four years…