“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...
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...

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