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...
I didn’t want to write about this. I said I wouldn’t write about this. Too controversial. Too polarizing. Not my scene. I like bringing people together - feel-good writing, if you will. But as a writer, writing is my...
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...
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...
  It’s the middle of July in the craziest unicorn-flying, killer wasp attacking, Lysol injecting, alien sighting, toilet paper hoarding, crazier than any sci-fi movie ever made, year of my life. And I haven’t even had a single drink this...
In the spring of 2017, I was a kindergarten teacher. It was my privilege to fill 27 precious five-year-old minds with new information and show them how fun and rewarding learning could be. We celebrated baby steps and milestones...
The following is an interview with a local fourth grade teacher in Columbia. She has been teaching for more than 16 years in elementary education. I hope this individual perspective gives you insight into the thoughts of an educator...
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,...
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....
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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