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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...
“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...
During the school week I like to make life as easy as possible. School morning can easily get out of hand with a kindergartener and 2-year-old. Amid arguing over outfits to wear, 5,000 requests for them to put their...
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...
As a recent mom of two I have to say there are two emotions that I wish I could say goodbye to. My son will be 4 at the end of the month and my daughter is almost 2...
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...
After we lost our son, a lot of people wanted to do something but really didn’t know what to do. When a baby dies, it upsets the natural balance of the world and it is a very uncomfortable topic...
Earth Day is on the horizon and while the world picks a day to celebrate the planet, I’m hoping to teach my kids to appreciate it every day. Since it’s the only one we have treating it right is...
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...
 As we drove to preschool yesterday morning, my daughter was screaming at me. She was upset because she didn’t want to go to school and decided to throw a full blown tantrum in the car complete with crying and...
With Lake Michigan so close to us now, my summer goal has been to spend as much time at the beach as possible.The beach is my happy place. I’m one of those people that can just sit and watch...
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...
By the time 6 p.m. rolls around I am dead tired. After working all day, making dinner, feeding the dog, doing dishes and a loud of laundry or two, I’m just done. Unfortunately, as a working mom that’s really...
We all know that, sometimes, kids don’t like to eat their vegetables. They whine, they cry, they gag and do any of number of things to avoid eating them or show their distinct pleasure in attempting to eat them.My...
I'm a black woman of Jamaican descent and I have been married to my white husband for almost 10 years. We have 3 beautiful biracial children.To me, my marriage to him is pretty basic. We go through things most...
With school back in session after break, you might be breathing a sigh of relief. Having the kids home for two weeks straight is hard!Although, admittedly, I miss them the second they’re gone.But what’s even harder for me after...
Every mama needs a break, right? Well every daddy/spouse needs a break too. Not only do we all need breaks but we all need opportunities to reconnect with one another. Let’s be honest, parenting is hard. Sure there are...

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