The 17th annual Sales Tax Holiday weekend is August 5-7, 2017. According to the SC Department of Revenue (SCDOR), South Carolinians are expected to save around $2.25 million dollars as they shop for things from paper to clothing to...
School is just around the corner. Gone are the carefree mornings around the house, and in come the days of more structure (and less snacking). It's important to provide a filling breakfast to tide your little ones over until...
It’s the beginning of the school year and your child has a new teacher to meet. Every year a relationship must be built and a partnership developed between parents and teacher in order to provide your child with the...
In the 20 years that I have been a mom, I can honestly say that I have never been as frightened to send my kids back to school as I am now. I have spent a lot of time...
School routines, especially time in the car, set the tone for how we begin and end the school day. We have four children attending three different schools. We carpool with neighbors, each responsible for different days, start and pick...
I don't know where you are on the summer spectrum, but this is us as we close in on the last four weeks of summer break: That week we went to the beach at the beginning of June is a...
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...
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...
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 stores are full of school supplies, kids and parents are getting anxious, and teachers are already preparing their rooms. It's definitely time for back-to-school! As a teacher, I love this time of year! It’s the start of something new...
We’re gearing up for another school year and know that brings excitement for some and panic for others. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, we've rounded up some of the back to school posts we’ve written throughout...
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...
Dear Mom of a Rising Third-Grader, Congratulations! Your child has survived and hopefully thrived through their first few years of elementary school. I’m sure there were bumps and hiccups along the way, but you and your child came through it....
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