If you’re a parent of a high-achieving student who learns quickly and becomes bored easily, you might often worry: is my child learning enough? Sreenu Pamidi of the Chattanooga Huntington Learning Center says such parents should consider extending their...
As Halloween is quickly approaching, no matter what everyone’s plans are, most of us are thinking about all the candy! From M&M’s and Laffy Taffy to Butterfingers and Sour Patch Kids...I can almost taste the sugar rush! During Halloween and...
I cannot believe this year marks our fifth year of homeschool. Looking back at the first year of homeschool, I wish I knew then what I know now. Don’t get me wrong; I have no regrets about deciding to...
The Kids are Alright

The Kids Are Alright

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As we embark on a new school year that is unlike any we’re ever attempted before, I want to assure you that your kids are alright. Whether you are homeschooling, virtual learning, sending your kids to in-person classes, or...
“It’s been a complete dumpster fire,” I said to my husband when he called at 4pm on our first day of homeschool, year 2020.  The truest lesson I have learned from three years of homeschooling is to expect nothing more...
  I stand at a loss of words to express the pain and anger and frustration I feel over what is happening in our country right now. In the span of two weeks, we saw video of Ahmaud Arbery, a...
Hopefully you took some time over the weekend to make a plan, routine, schedule, or came up with a general idea for how you want your home to run over the next few weeks. I hope you took some...
First of all, breathe. This is going to be fine. I’ve been home with my kids for 13 years and no one has gone insane yet! Second of all, please stay home. The school closures will not have the intended...
Kindergarten Redshirting

Kindergarten Redshirting

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Kindergarten redshirting has been a hot topic lately, so I wanted to explain why we decided to redshirt my amazingly smart five-year-old. Redshirting is a term people use when talking about delaying kindergarten for a year. Most states have...
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...

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Chattanooga Area Waterfalls

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Summertime is a great time to get out and explore the beauty that Chattanooga has to offer. Our area is home to many beautiful...