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When we moved in the middle of the school year, I was thrilled to find a preschool/daycare for my son that said it followed preschool curriculum for learning and writing numbers and letters. And they also said they focused on...
My baby is starting kindergarten in a few weeks. While she’s gone to school before this feels different to me. It feels bigger to me and I think it feel bigger to her too. Somehow, this seems to mark the...
At the beginning of kindergarten, I sent little love notes to school in my daughter’s lunch. Since she couldn’t read, I wrote them in code and pictures. I was worrying since she didn't know anyone there. It was a big,...
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You may hate giving up every weekend of your life to watch your children’s 1,000 baseball games, soccer games or whatever other sport they’re interested in, but research says organized sports are playing a vital role in your child’s...
From the moment I finished reading There's A Boy In The Girl's Bathroom, I knew that I wanted to be a school counselor. I had decent school counselors growing up, but the one in that book made such an impression...
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Do you remember your favorite games from childhood? Games that you would play outside with friends until the sun went down. Games you would play in gym class at school before you ever thought about shaving your legs. What...
Now that the kids are out of school and the warm days are here, finding ways to keep your kids busy can be challenging. Finding cost effective (free!) ways to keep them busy can be even more challenging. However, if...
Recently I was at an event with other parents and everyone was chit chatting about their summer vacations. Their summer adventures sounded amazing, exotic and, basically, like a vacation Pinterest board in the making. Their family vacation plans “Oh we're going...
When I started my garden three years ago it was something to take my mind off the business of life. I loved the idea of being able to nurture and grow my own food, and while I knew it...

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