After the year 2020 brought us I knew the 2020-2021 school year would be like no other we had faced in the education field. As a teacher-librarian, I am part of the leadership committee at my school, so I...
  We are over a year into a global pandemic, and communicating through video calls is now a normal way of life for many. It can be fraught with technical difficulties, but we usually make it work. I applaud those...
I know it's now May, but lately, I've been reflecting on the month of March. March has always been a month that represents new beginnings for me. The days gradually become longer as signs of life begin to emerge from...
My almost eight-year-old has transformed from an “I need my mommy for everything” person to an “it’s ok mom, I can do it myself” person, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Where did my baby go? When I...
The days of diapers, potty seats, and pull-ups in my family are long gone. But I still remember it like it was yesterday... One of my children potty trained pretty quickly, while the other took longer. We consulted our pediatrician,...
It doesn't seem that long ago that I was asking if my son was ready for kindergarten. And yet, somehow, here we are, wrapping up fifth grade. And like so many other parents, I'm in my feelings a bit...
Last year was tough on all of us in one way or another. In a year of disappointments and frustrations, one of mine was definitely not being able to celebrate my graduating fifth grader the way I'd hoped to. My...
When my boys were toddlers, they'd eat whatever I put in front of them. Fruit, vegetables, meats, pasta...it didn't matter what it was, they'd eat it. And boy was I glad for that! But somewhere along the way things changed....
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, which this year falls Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7. Thinking about something to give your child's teacher? Before you run to Pinterest to search for cute ideas,...
Anyone who has filled a basket with plastic Easter eggs knows that the colorful containers are only egg-citing when accompanied by the mystery of what's inside. Once the candy or toy has been discovered, the plastic egg often gets...
If you have a child in school, you've likely experienced the notorious after-school carpool line. I have a kindergarten student this year so I'm newer to the process, but I quickly learned carpool etiquette: Which direction traffic flows, what speed...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
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Moms to See in the 803 :: Kay Hughes

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Recently I had the opportunity to interview Kay Hughes. She’s an educator, wife, mama to Kobe, and a businesswoman. She’s on a mission to...

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