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Open Letter to My Kids Entering Fourth Grade

The Fourth Grade: An Open Letter to My Twins

When I think back on my elementary years, fourth grade is a time I remember vividly. It’s the furthest back I can go and reminisce on exact conversations, what I was feeling, or how I dressed without the help of pictures. This year, you will be entering the fourth grade and even though each year […]

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Going Back to School as a Mom: 7 Tips to Help You Be Successful

Going Back to School as a Mom

“Don’t be nervous!” “Everything will be ok.” “I know you can do this!” You have probably said one of these things to your children on the first day of school. Now the roles are reversed and YOU are the one going back to school and have many people cheering you on!   I have been […]

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Letter to the class of 2029

A Letter to the Class of 2029

My daughter just graduated kindergarten. It was precious. It really was a sweet ceremony and I enjoyed it. However, the teacher shared a fun fact.  “Your children will graduate high school in 2029.” First of all. IS THAT A YEAR?! Secondly, I refuse to picture my 6 year old graduating high school and heading off to college (most […]

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A Note from the Teacher: Teacher Appreciation Day

A Note from the Teacher: Teacher Appreciation Day

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day! We all want the teachers in our lives to feel genuinely appreciated, right? We know that they pour themselves into lesson planning, counseling, comforting, and educating our children for 6 hours each day. Teachers play a significant role in being part of the village that helps us raise our children and often […]

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Taking the Next Step to Homeschool

So, you have taken the leap and decided that homeschooling is best for your family…now what? (Be sure to check out this post: Do you have what it takes to Homeschool?) First Things First – Find Your “Why” The first thing I recommend is to get out a pencil and a notebook.   Now, write […]

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What Teachers Want Parents to Know: The Secondary Years

I teach primarily freshman students. Last school year I sent my son off to Kindergarten. During parent night in my classroom, I secretly wanted to say, “It’s going to be okay. I know what you are going through.” Although their children were nearly a decade older than my son, I couldn’t help but think that […]

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