We've been homeschooling for eight years now, and as I've talked with new homeschool parents over the years, I'm discovering that there are two points where the fear of failure threatens to derail the homeschool process - high school...
We all know that sending our kids to school for their first day is nerve wracking for everyone. The children may be nervous, we as parents are nervous, even the teachers are probably nervous ... that first day is...
Back to school is my favorite time of year! When I was a kindergarten teacher, I loved setting up my classroom in anticipation of an eager new group of students. Now that I’m the mommy of a rising first...
Many parents mark their calendars for tax free weekend because it's the one time of year businesses - small and large alike - offer great sales ALONG with NO sales tax here in SC. And with school right around...
Michele Shearin is an Army wife and homeschooling mom of three, and the director of the newly established Trinity Homeschool Academy, a ministry of International Praise Church. I met Michele at the beginning of my homeschool journey eight years...
I was walking through Target with my son and we saw the school supplies all being set out. The summer items were already dwindling and being replaced by crayons, markers, and notebooks. It’s July. Summers seem to be shorter and...
Summertime is upon us! Time to let littles relax and have fun…playing outdoors, staying up late, and reading! Reading? YES! Research shows that kids who do not read over the summer can suffer from “summer slide” or “brain drain.” Did you...
Summertime is now in full swing! Sunshine, swimming, and lazy afternoons outside fill up our days. However, summer also includes unpredictable thunderstorms and rain, sometimes forcing us to sit inside, wishing about the sunshine instead. When all of us...
If you're on a mission to diversify your child's bookshelf, I've compiled 25 of my family's favorite books to help you get started! Whether your children read independently or read together, books are powerful tools to introduce new ideas and...
Making decisions about where to start your child's education and where to seek childcare are some of the most important decisions we face as parents, but they don't have to be intimidating ones. Columbia Mom has put together a...
One of the immense joys I get to experience as a school librarian is ordering and receiving new books. Equally as joyous is getting to read these carefully curated titles to students. Being a middle school librarian would lead...
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...
For those of us who have children under the age of five, we are well aware of the services provided to us by the public library – storytime, special events, family programming, the list goes on (people of all...
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is warming up, but it’s not scorching hot. The birds are chirping early in the morning. And the best part? April is School Library Month and National...
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