Tag: school

My Child Needs A Reading Tutor. Who Cares?

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Oooh, that’s too bad she needs a reading tutor. No. No, it isn’t. That, my friends, is the exact response I have given to several...

What Homeschooling Looks like in My Family

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Friends often ask me, what does homeschooling look like for my family? I asked myself this question dozens of times before deciding to homeschool my...

Mom Hack: How to Create a Toddler Capsule Wardrobe

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Three years ago, I gave birth to a precious baby girl, which has provided me with the opportunity to finally shop in the ninety...

My Life as a Stay at Home Mom with School Aged...

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We are a few weeks into school, which means I am a few weeks into being a stay at home mom of school-aged children,...

Back to School Tips From a Professional Schooler

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Yep, it’s that time of year again. For the last few years, I’ve not only stressed about getting my daughter ready for school, but...

Quick and Easy School Snacks to Keep the Kids Happy

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The start of the school year always reminds me of fresh starts, new beginnings, excitement, and resolutions. My dreams of sending my daughter, now, daughters...

Separation Anxiety: Tricks to Get Yourself Out the Door with Fewer...

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This morning, my kiddos said goodbye and left with my husband for a week to visit his sister in New York. I know that’s...

An Open Letter to My (Soon to Be) Preschool Graduate

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 To My Elder Child, My Only Son, and My (Soon to Be) Preschool Graduate, Soon, you'll be finished with preschool. I just can’t believe it. That...

How My Core Values Shape my Life as a Public School...

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I’ve lived in Vermont nearly all of my life, with the exception of a semester when I studied and worked in Madrid, Spain.  My brother...

Helping My Little ‘Follower’ to Think Independently

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(All names and identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the privacy of minors mentioned in this post.) Recently, my preschooler got me thinking about...

Thinking about Letting Your Kid Walk Home Alone? Read This

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We are fortunate enough to live within walking distance of my daughters’ school and there are so many great things about this. Most days,...

I Grew Up Eating Free and Reduced Hot Lunch at School

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As a mom, and as a child who grew up eating a reduced price hot lunch, I am so proud of the food subsidy...

End the Insanity: Jemima’s Practical Guide to School Lunches

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Friends- it's that time of year again! You know what I mean... It's back to school time! By this point, some parents have purchased new clothes, backpacks,...

Kindergarten Advice from a First Grade Mom

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Last fall, my oldest child started kindergarten. He had so many questions and I had very few answers. Things have changed drastically since the...