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. This lack...
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...
I remember the middle school years like they were yesterday. The cool, caustic burn of a Clearasil wipe straight from the little plastic tub. The thrill of an encouraging word from a favorite teacher at the top of a...
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...
Now that summer is ending and kids are heading back in school, daycare, dance, and sports practice - parents have all sorts of things brought home - permission slips, reading logs, dirty clothes, and GERMS. Germs are everywhere and...
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...
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...
It’s already that bittersweet time of year again. You are getting ready to ship your precious little one off to the land of crayons, recess, and homework. But first, you get to meet the lovely person with whom your...
Recently, one of my friends sent me a link to the cutest Luchbox Truths Cards by Tiny Theologians to put in my boys’ lunchboxes this year. The cards feature super cute designs and inspirational scriptures to brighten their days. There’s...
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...
When working with college students, there is one rule I want to implement - everyone takes out the trash. It may sound silly or weird, but I am convinced that this could just change the world.  I am not too...
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