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. This lack...
When I was attending Columbia International University, I remember the Dean of Women addressing us in chapel one day, asking how many of us had ventured out into Columbia in the past couple of weeks. Beyond the Harbison Wal-Mart, that...
I’ll never forget receiving the phone call years ago from my disappointed kindergartener who had forgotten his change of clothes for a trek with Hammond’s naturalist-in-residence, Tom Mancke. To a five year-old, missing a morning excursion with Mr. Mancke...
One of my favorite childhood movies was Mr. Mom. The movie was about a dad who lost his job and became a stay-at-home dad while his wife had the opportunity to work outside the home. Remember when the dad...
I am a reader. I grew up imagining myself as a teacher and what my classroom would look and feel like, and reading was always a part of that perfect imaginary classroom. Pillows and books and children all around...
Most of us have heard before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For a non-breakfast-loving person, like me, this can seem pretty daunting, considering that I much rather just skip it. I do it many...
The summer has passed by more quickly than you thought, and now you may be panicking because you are sending a child to kindergarten. Are they ready? Are you ready? Kindergarten is one of the largest milestones in a...
Since the beginning of the second week in July, my local Walmart has had the "Back to School" supplies out -- front and center. I couldn't believe it. I am sure some parents would have seen this debacle and sang Handel's...
The first day of school is right around the corner and since we know you’re busy getting new backpacks and lunchboxes as well as enjoying those last few days of summer, we’ve created some First Day of School Printables...
Shopping has always been one of my absolute favorite past times. Growing up, my mom, sister, and I often made day long excursions to huge shopping malls back home in Maryland. I loved nothing more than scouring racks upon...
I sent my baby off to preschool last week. My youngest (and last) child is now in school. This was a day I had been dreading for a while. Not just for him, but for me too.  When my oldest started preschool,...
Back to school is a busy time with buying school supplies, sports physicals, teacher meetings, open houses, clothes shopping and more. But if you're the parent of an allergy child you have additional tasks; trips to the allergist, putting...
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...
From the teachers & staff at South Carolina Calvert Academy South Carolina Calvert Academy is a K-8, tuition-free public virtual charter school available to families statewide in South Carolina. To learn more about our program and view our schedule of...
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