Heading into week three of staying home and social distancing, this mom of two has experienced every emotion I can think of over the course of this spreading pandemic. Some days I feel like I have it all together. Other...
Schedules can help keep things normal in a situation where life is anything but normal. They help set clear expectations and guidelines for your child on what’s expected from them day to day. And children feel a sense of...
Dear Fellow Working Parents: Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed? I know I am. I am seeing blog posts, Facebook and Instagram posts, e-mails from teachers and other educators, all with tons of free learning at home ideas or optional-ish learning...
I’ve got the inside scoop and I need to tell you... Teachers are still teaching! I’m a middle-aged mom who just rejoined the full-time workforce last August and am working in the public middle school system. I also have an...
It's official - schools in South Carolina are closed until the end of the month, and it's happening all over the country, as states make plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by practicing "social distancing." We have been homeschooling...
So the schools are closed, the kids are home, and you are suddenly their educator -- even though you might be working from home, or unable to work, and thinking about how to make it all come together without...
If I had a dime for every “thing” I bought for my kids over the past 21 years of being a mom, I would be able to buy myself a new house and a new car in cash by...
I know you really don’t know me or my personality very well, but I am the type of person who is generally very positive; even annoyingly so. I may get down in the dumps for a moment, but I’ll...
One morning, a few years back, I was driving my kids to school. My fourteen-year-old turned the car radio on high volume and my sixteen-year-old told him to turn it off as she was trying to focus on some...
It’s a tale as old as time. For years tweens, teens and young adults have used slang terms to create their own languages. The hip 60s, groovy 70s, rad 80s, awesome 90s and sic early 2000s each have their...
Now that I’m all grown up, some of my favorite childhood memories are of our family meetings. My parents would host these meetings a couple of times a year for various reasons – to discuss what our new allowance for...

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My husband and I have different views on what a "day in the life" looks like. When I am around, things look a lot different than when my husband is flying solo. I was away from home recently for...
This is the time of year we celebrate the stars of Hollywood for their mesmerizing accomplishments in the art of film. But, wouldn't it be nice if moms were acknowledged with the same red carpet and little golden man? More...
Valentine's Day. This may be some people's least favorite day of the year. Honestly, I was never a big fan. It seems like one of those glorified days in which men and women are inclined to spend money on a...
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