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Sharing is Caring…My Most Favorite Apps

The new year always brings a yearning for fresh starts, organization and simplicity.  Systems, consistency and accessibility are three of my favorite words and today I am sharing some of my most favorite apps (some shared, some not) that help to simplify our crazy busy lives and make scheduling, list making and just plain surviving possible. […]

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Code Red Drills

  Tonight I read my second grade son his bedtime story. He’s really into “choose your own story” books and the one he likes the most is about the golden age of piracy. He gets to choose whether he joins the navy, a pirate ship or becomes a privateer. The adventures are fun and daring […]

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Volunteering at School

It can be tricky to navigate the social waters at school, to find a group of friends, and to find activities that are right for you. Mom, I’m talking about you here, not your child! Volunteering at school can be a win-win for you, for your child and for the school. But, before adding your […]

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#Back-to-School Picky Eater Lunch Packing Blues

It’s back-to-school time – that time of year for lots of great blog posts with suggestions for making healthy school lunches. Pictures accompanying these articles run the gamut from ultra-Pinteresty to simple suggestions for quick and healthy lunches. And for just a fleeting moment, these posts make me feel … hopeful. “This year will be […]

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The Most Important Thing In Your Child’s Education

With my oldest soon to enter high school and my youngest learning to use the potty, I’ve been contemplating more and more about going back to work. This would be a huge change in my homeschooled family’s life. My kids aren’t used to a regular school day. It’s true there’s some days we “do school” […]

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Day Care: Finding the Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit – Day Care Centers

With re-registration happening all around me this time of year, I couldn’t help but remember two years ago when I was stressing out about finding the “perfect” daycare fit for our son Everett. It weighed heavy on my mind for weeks, maybe even months, leading up to our decision. Here are some things to consider when researching […]

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Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher

School’s back in session. I’m a teacher. I’m a momma, too. Communicating effectively with your child’s teacher is paramount to have a successful school experience for your little ones. The following suggestions may help create healthy dialogue with your child’s teacher! 1. Don’t use Open House, the parent pick-up line, or a random spotting at Target […]

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