October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. So today we are giving you this special article from one of our writers on her experience with children with Down Syndrome. Let's celebrate these children this month, and every month! Down Syndrome: A...
There's a chill in the air, pumpkin spice is back, and soon October will be here. For some it's a time for scary movies, jack o' lanterns, goblins, and ghouls. For others, like me, we have to tolerate "spooky...
Six months ago I went from working in a box (aka a cubicle) for 15 years to suddenly working from the comfort of home. It was literally a dream come true for me, minus the pandemic, of course. In...
As many Midlands districts head back to school, some fully virtual and others a hybrid, we are all adjusting to a new learning format. In our district, we are doing a hybrid plan for school - two in-person days and...
School started this week.  Did your stress level just go up from reading those words? Because mine went up from typing them. For the past six years, the start of the school year has meant my husband and children would go...
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 day that my kids were supposed to start school has come and gone. August is looking so far from normal that I can barely recognize it. I'm pretty sure my first grader doesn't notice. Although, to me, this...
The school supplies are front and center at Target and Walmart. Teacher emails and phone calls are being made. The calendar says August and no pandemic can stop the 2020-2021 school year from starting, even if it looks different...
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...
Has there ever been a more fraught back to school season than this one? I can't recall a single one. Parenting during a pandemic has thrown all of us some curve balls. Child care issues, meal planning, bedtime shenanigans...
Imagine you have a career that you love. Perhaps you have even dreamed of having this career your whole life. You spent time role playing for it as a child. In high school, you participated in clubs and volunteered...
It's back to school time, and heading into a new school year has never looked as different as it does now. Whether your child will be participating in a hybrid model, virtual, face-to-face, or homeschooling, we've got you covered...
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The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped...

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