I love reading and I love St. Patrick's Day. When I was a little girl, my mom used to take my three little sisters and me to our local library every summer for the summer reading program. Now that I...
"Dr. Seuss was a storyteller in the grandest sense of the word. Not only did he tell fantastical tales of far-away places but he also gave us a unique visual language that carried his stories to new heights of artistic...
I can't believe that my oldest daughter is turning five soon! Seriously, how is time passing so fast? I just submitted her first set of kindergarten paperwork and reality is hitting hard. We may be in the middle of winter,...
Okay, so I was totally the mom who was NEVER going to allow her kid on YouTube. I mean, you've read about the people who think it's entertaining to sneak in violent and inappropriate images into YouTube videos for...
As a child, I was a voracious reader. Books were my constant companions and I would read multiple in a week. Then came college, which drastically decreased the amount of reading I did. Now, I work full time outside of...
Our Adoption Story Our adoption journey began in 2017 after two years of trying to conceive a child biologically. Adoption was always a way that my husband and I had talked about building our family, so after struggling with infertility...
Have you heard of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo? Participants from all over the world pledge to write a 50,000 word manuscript in 30 days during the month of November. Every year I attempt this feat, but fizzle...
There is a plethora of parenting books in the market. While it is wonderful to have so many resources and perspectives available for our perusal, it is also very confusing as experts differ and disagree on their approaches to...
We are smack dab in the middle of football season and I don't know about you, but at my house, football is IMPORTANT. I love college football (especially the Gamecocks). My husband loves professional football (especially the Carolina Panthers). Over...
Did you know? Readers with dyslexia have trouble matching the letters they see on the page with the sounds those letters and combinations of letters make. Because they have trouble with that step, all the other steps for reading...
I am not good with transition. Even though I am a forty-eight year old mom of three teenagers, once I settle into my happy place, it’s very hard for me to snap back into reality and follow a routine....
Our family began homeschooling six years ago, and although a lot of energy went into making plans and considering curriculum, my first concern was how to do it legally. I had taught in the public school system for more...
Now that school is back in session, I'm finding myself, once again, flooded with mounds of paper. Lots, and lots, of paper. With three kids in school - one in 1st grade, one in 2nd, and my oldest in 4th,...
The first time your child goes away to school, even for just a few hours a day, can be a nerve-wracking proposition. (Well, it is for me anyway!)  How do you know they'll be safe?  Can both of you...
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