I'm a full-time elementary school counselor + full-time mom of 3 littles. This year I have a child in 1st grade and in 4th grade.As an educator, I give advice and tips to parents every day about a variety...
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...
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...
Teaching my multiracial children about black history was not always my first priority.My oldest child was born very pale, and I often got asked if she was mine. I worried about whether or not the constant questioning about her...
Nine years ago today, we delivered our son stillborn at 25 weeks and 2 days pregnant. The days, weeks and months that followed were the most difficult of my life. The story that follows is my son's birth story....
It’s been nine years since my son was stillborn and in that time I have cried too many tears to count. I’ve listened to people give me their opinions – rude, kind or otherwise - I’ve changed jobs, added...
Sometimes I hear people say, "My dad always said this to me growing up...", and it's usually something moving, impactful and heartfelt. Life lessons like, "If you fall get back up and try again...Don't let fear get in the...
"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...
When parents are trying to balance their own work, it can be difficult to find activities that their preschoolers can do at home.Preschool is a time of discovery for little ones. For many kids, it's the first time they...
In just a few short weeks, my family of four will soon become a family of five. Our daughter will be here before we know it. It is true what they say- with every subsequent pregnancy, the time actually...