We are in our eighth year of homeschooling (yes, we were homeschooling before it was cool). And since we started when my daughter was in kindergarten, that means that (gulp!) we have a seventh grader this year. This is the...
The first day of school for my family is just around the corner and we are beyond excited! My five-year-old daughter will be starting kindergarten virtually through a nearby school, and I’ll be doing homeschool preschool with my three-year-old daughter....
It's 2 p.m. and I'm sitting on my back porch. That's right, I said sitting. It's one of those days I've decided to let the dishes pile up and use the ever sacred nap hour as a time to...
Just like everyone else, COVID-19 has thrown my entire life, and the life of my family, for a loop. One of the biggest ways COVID has affected us is in the education of my children. I send them to...
It's easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed by indecision, as the list of education possibilities grows, thanks to the Coronavirus. Full-time, face to face learning? Completely virtual learning? A hybrid of both? None of the above?  It's difficult to discern...
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, which this year falls Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8. Thinking about something to give your child's teacher? Before you run to Pinterest to search for cute ideas,...
I know I am not the only mom who felt the blow from the Governor a little more than I thought I would. Schools closed for the rest of the year. Boom. I suppose I had a tiny glimmer of hope that...
The beginning of March was just a little over a month ago but it seems like an eternity has passed since then and now. Our high school senior was really excited about an upcoming robotics meet in Myrtle Beach on...
I remember being eight years old and standing outside a Publix in the sweltering Florida heat. I was trying to work up the courage to ask, "Would you like to buy some girl scout cookies?" For a shy little girl, this...
Here we go again... yet another reminder that time flies and your kids grow up so fast. I didn’t realize it until after the fact. My oldest turned 11 a few months ago and asked if I would have lunch...
I have always been jealous of baby whisperers. I was not one. I will never be one. I truly love a newborn, but I was never good with them. It’s probably because I’m a little on the high-strung side....
It’s the season of giving thanks, y’all! How’re you doing with it? I’ll be honest – I’m being challenged a little bit – teens and tweens can test even the most grateful person that ever lived. But as we approach Thanksgiving,...
In my last article, I wanted to give a solid foundation of what bullying is and what it isn't. I discussed the difference between bullying and conflict/confrontation, and how social expectations of male behavior produces a culture of acceptance. This...
Halloween is America's third favorite holiday. Children are always excited about it because not only do they get to dress up but they also get lots and lots of candy. For families of children with special needs, the excitement is...
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