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Do you remember your favorite old school 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...
I’m a bit of a science nerd. By that, I don’t mean I’m good at science because I’m certainly not. However I’m certainly fascinated by specific sectors within the scientific community, especially anything on outer space and the universe....
“Why didn’t you want to kiss me?” I asked my daughter. “You’re not supposed to kiss on the lips,” she said. I had asked for a quick smooch as we snapped a photo on our recent trip to Austin. We aren’t...
Whether you’re a fan of New Year's or not, the night of Dec. 31 is another one of those holidays where you get to celebrate life with the ones you love. As a mom with young kids, I want...
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...
I’m not a teacher. Sure, I have this website that has some fun ideas on it that happen to dovetail with learning, but I’m not a teacher and before this pandemic a didn't give a homeschool schedule a second...
On Thursday I was excited to pick up my daughter early from preschool. After spending the previous weekend in the hospital with my son we were planning to keep the kids home on Friday and have a fun, family...
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,...
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...
A year and a half ago, Santa made a big mistake. He brought us a big, heavy and bulky train table that was a good idea in theory but ended up being one of those toys that just takes...
With preschool winding down soon I've started reflecting on the last year with my daughter. She's learned so much and it's been exciting to watch her just soak it all up, but we've had some setbacks too in the...
As we enter the holiday season, I always like to take stock in the love and gifts we are lucky enough to have in our life. I don’t specifically mean material things, although I do like to give thanks...
Every now and then – generally when I feel like my parenting game is strong – my daughter will ask me a question that throws me for a loop. It usually revolves around something that’s an issue or idea that...
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...
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...
Are you gearing up for preschool graduation? If your child graduated preschool this year maybe some of these thoughts ran through your head too. What's preschool graduation? Why is this a thing? 3. Seriously? First kindergarten and now preschool? 4. These...
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...

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