A new school year is usually a hectic time in my house as we get ready to jump into a new year of homeschool. But as the school year draws near this year, I find myself in a new...
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...
Every year, as she drove my brother and I home from the last day of school, my mother would burst forth in song: No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks! School’s out for summer! My mother is known...
It's been said that people use emojis to clarify the meaning of a text or email. For instance... The first text might be someone chuckling about the fact that your period is late and you are going to have ANOTHER...
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...
You may have read that title and are thinking 'Good God, not another post about redshirting, I can't take it!’ Well, consider yourself #blessed; opt out of this one and go watch videos of baby elephants taking a bath...
“The secret of a happy life is congenial work.” Maria Montessori It was Saturday. Saturday was a big day for Spencer because Saturday was the day his family worked together in the garden and yard. Ever since he was a toddler,...
It is back to school time! The smell of new crayons, opening a crisp notebook and color coordinating folders are some of my favorite things. I am super excited to start diving into new material with our 3 1/2...

Summer Schooling

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Summer vacation! The days are hot, the nights are long, and kids are free. The last thing on their minds is school, education, and learning, but as a mom and educator, it’s always on mine. I'm not one of...
  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...

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Chattanooga Fall Events And Activities

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Although it is still hot, the bees and mosquitoes are still buzzing and we’re more likely to throw on a swimsuit than a sweatshirt,...