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The Road Less Traveled: Choosing Homeschooling

The Road Less Traveled: Choosing to Homeschool

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could…” For a long time, I have felt stuck in Robert Frost’s famous poem. I’ve been staring down two very different roads, deciding which to take […]

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Safety in Schools

Safety in Schools: #ArmMeWith Support

There are so many senseless things happening in our world today. It is nearly impossible to read the headlines and not feel a sense of disbelief, despair, or even hopelessness. Following the Florida shootings on Feb 14th, it was hard to not squeeze my children just a smidgen longer as they got ready for school […]

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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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