Ahhh, bedtime. Since becoming a parent, I’ve always looked forward to this precious time of day. When my kiddos were small and needed so-many-things and so-much-supervision, bedtime meant that I got a break. Today my kids are six and...
With school starting back up have you been thinking about getting started with music lessons but not sure where to start? It is a known and widely studied fact that music education in children is beneficial. Some of the benefits...
I enjoy books in many genres, but young adult fiction is by far my favorite section in any bookstore. For years our house had their books and my books. With my daughter entering middle school, I am at a...
My daughter had her first legit encounter with mean girls last week. Apparently, there was a group of girls talking about her in the bathroom. Another friend overheard and told her about what the girls were saying. She was crushed....
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 7-11, 2018. In my 7th year of being a room parent, this is one of the easiest events to plan. Teachers work hard inspiring my kids all year long, and I take pride...
Collectively, we do not want to talk about sex with our kids, and they don't want to talk to us. But, here's the deal: they're already talking about it. My daughter is ten. Her classmate is offering "health class"...
We try not to have the news on when our kids are around. They have enough to think about without adding sex scandals, kidnappings, and athletes beating their girlfriends to the list. However, when last month's shooting at Marjory...
"I can't believe you failed me! I worked hard in this class and I deserve a passing grade." My student emailed me this message recently after she discovered her final grade at the end of the term. This student had...
So apparently my daughter knows the F-word. Come to find out, she also knows a lot of other swear words as well. She’s not alone, though. In the same conversation where she revealed her expanding vocabulary, it was also...
When I married my husband, my stepdaughter was only seven-years-old. She was a sweet little girl who loved American Girl Dolls and gymnastics. Today, she is twenty-years-old and a sophomore in college. Not only do I personally regret not seeking out...

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