Much has been said about this year's presidential election, way too much at times. We do discuss politics a little in my house but not extensively because my husband and I don't agree so it never goes well. We...
Because students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, teaching them how to become a better reader is a necessity so that they can do well in school, and...
If you have read any of my previous reviews, you know that I am a sucker for historical fiction. Fiction set around World War II seems to be all the rage lately but it has been harder to find...
  Since becoming a mother, I've made more apologies that I can count. Sorry to my friends, family, coworkers, husband (you get the idea). Balancing it all becomes a challenge, especially with each additional child that you add to the equation....
"How do I teach my kids about race?" "Are they too young?" "The video is too graphic to show them." Unfortunately, black people, and many minorities do not have the luxury of shielding their children from racism and discrimination. At the beginning of...
I am pregnant. For the last time. I have a 3 year old and I am due in just twenty days with my second. I am so happy and can’t wait to meet her. We have always wanted...
Highly sensitive children are born with a nervous system which tends to be sharp and highly aware of the people around them and their surroundings. They quickly react to everything because they pick up vibes and energies instantly. Such...
"Mommy, carry me!" "Mamamamama..." "Mommy CARRY ME!" *more indistinct crying* This is a standard morning for me. Demanding humans needing my every stitch of attention beginning around 7AM. I am lucky if I get to drink a full cup of coffee without it...
I remember the moment I found out that I was going to be a mother for the first time. So many fears ran through my head. Motherhood was something that I dreamed about, but when it was upon me, I wondered...
One recent Sunday afternoon, after a particularly disgusting diaper change for our 2.5YO son, my husband made the decision that we would be potty training. That day. No going back. I laughed at him and started quoting all my...
I try to be a positive person. I think it’s a good quality to look at the bright side of situations. I learned to do this at a young age but I recently started to see the danger in...
I get a lot of compliments on my children's curly hair (which they got from me by the way). And while I appreciate all the kind words about their curls, strangers, please stop touching my kid's hair. In a world of...
This was a summer of traveling for my family. We visited our beach condo in North Carolina twice, once in the spring and once in the fall. We also traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and stayed in a mountain cabin...
Four months ago, I spent four days and nights sitting vigil with my family while my dad died. (Technically he was my stepdad but he was a dad to me and I have found that many people immediately dismiss...

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