I have a child who likes to color outside of the lines. She zigs when others zag. She is determined to be her own person and find her own way in life. As a family, we struggled to find the right...
Some years ago, there was a TV commercial from an auto garage with the slug line: “You can pay me now or pay me later.” The idea? Spend a little now on maintenance or spend much for future repairs. The same philosophy...
Tales of a PTA President

Tales of a PTA President

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Oh Man, those PTA ladies are the WORST. We've all heard it as newbie parents entering the school system. We've all seen the bake sales, the volunteer sign-ups, the fliers, the fundraisers. It has become a movie stereotype: this Pinterest-loving, over-achieving,...
    As public schools finish the first marking period, most of us face the same upcoming event on the calendar: Parent-Teacher Conference Day. I have a confession… This teacher hates Conference Day. Don't get me wrong, I like meeting with parents. We...
Kindergarten is a word that stirs many emotions in a parent’s heart. Even if your child has previously been in full-time daycare or preschool, it’s a big milestone. Things become more formal, more systematic, more grown-up somehow, and of course,...
My Kid is Not Stupid

My Kid is Not Stupid

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  Fair warning that this blog post might be half rant and half helpful. I'd also LOVE your comments and opinions on the matter as we all know there is no go-to manual for these situations, especially with child #1....
  Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela This makes the teacher (be it a parent or a formal educator) the most powerful world changer. (Is your mind blown?!) Research suggests your...
  From the writers at Optimum Ed.... We can all agree that as parents we want our children to be happy and successful, to be fulfilled in their career, and to be financially able to support the lifestyle they choose. But...
My Preschooler Has Homework

My Preschooler Has Homework

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Y'all. As a first-time preschooler mom, when we received my daughter's Welcome Packet for Preschool, I was beyond excited! "IT'S A LETTER FROM YOUR TEACHER!" I screamed to my daughter, as if Elsa herself had sent us mail.  I opened...
  This post contains affiliate links. If you click and make a purchase, we receive a small commission that helps support the blog. Thanks! Back to school time and the morning routine that keeps me sane are in full force in...
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Being a Millennial Mom in 2019: What it’s Actually Like

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“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom”...