I've been struggling lately with a parenting conundrum, and by struggling, I mean I've been a stressed-out, half-hysterical mess. What's gotten this momma bear wanting to pull out tufts of hair? In short, school and a daughter who is already...
Hey there, Mama! I bet you're excited. Maybe a little nervous, too, if you're being honest. That's okay. Your little one is about to start Kindergarten in a few weeks and be at school all day. Even if he...
On July 16th, 1969, around 9:30am ET, Apollo 11 was launched through the Earth’s atmosphere and the three astronauts aboard, plus hundreds of scientists below, set the course for the moon and history. 50 years later, this event remains...
For many of you, myself included, spring break is literally around the corner. My boys and I are ready! We need a little break from school work. On the flip side, state testing and the end of the school...
As a math educator who battles Fortnite daily for the attention of young children, it amuses me greatly that most of my summers were spent hiding from the Michigan heat. My friends and I would camp out in the basement...
With spring just around the corner, we can practically taste the greenery and sunshine heading our way. But before we start daydreaming about warm-weather vacays, we have to take care of some business. And by business, I mean taxes....
Fact: Life is hard and the younger generations are getting a rude awakening when they make it to adulthood. My husband and I recently welcomed our first child and with her arrival have come a flood of thoughts about...
Every year around this time, not so coincidentally about when students start getting into the 6s, 7s, and 8s, I receive more phone calls than normal from parents of 3rd and 4th-graders. "My daughter is struggling with multiplication and she...
How was your day? <good> Did you have a good day? <yes> My kids are still young elementary schoolers, but this quick question and response cycle has come early in my house. Every day when I pick them up from the babysitter’s...
So, y'all, we won the lottery. No, not the millions of dollars kind. (Sadly.) But a few years ago, when my oldest child was in preschool, we won the lottery with the number 23. It was good enough to secure...

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