Tag: middle school

Depression in Middle School

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120 days ago my 7th grade daughter told me that she’s had fairy regular thoughts about killing herself. One month ago, she took her first...

5 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Middle Schooler

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We are in our eighth year of homeschooling (yes, we were homeschooling before it was cool). And since we started when my daughter was...

A Letter to My 5th Grader Who’s Missing Important Milestones

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To My Precious Daughter, I know times are tough right now and you want to be in school more than anything. A break from classes...

Finding an Attitude of Gratitude When You Live with Middle Schoolers

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It’s the season of giving thanks, y’all! How’re you doing with it? I’ll be honest – I’m being challenged a little bit – teens and tweens...

Supply List for the Middle School Mom

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I remember the middle school years like they were yesterday. The cool, caustic burn of a Clearasil wipe straight from the little plastic tub....

A Columbia Mom’s Back to School Guide

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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...

Lunch Ideas & Kitchen Tips for the Middle Schooler Who Is...

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Do you have school age kids who are staying home alone this summer? If so, then my question for you is this: do you...

A Love Letter to My Rising Middle Schooler

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You asked me to cuddle tonight, and it was bliss. I mean, it was way too late and you needed to be in bed...

The Gift of 7th Grade

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“Ugh. 7th grade is the worst.” “Oof. Good luck – 7th grade is terrible.” “I’ll pray for you. Seventh grade is absolutely horrible.” Those were some of...

Roots and Wings

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They say the greatest gift you can give your children is roots and wings. And I get it – roots so they know where...

A Letter to My Son As He Starts Middle School

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I have a very special bond with my son. I was a teenage mom - and a single mom - and for many years it...

A Columbia Mom’s Guide to Schools of Choice

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We are blessed to receive tax-funded public education in the U.S. Literacy is a gift whose praises cannot be stressed enough. And in addition...

Keeping Kids Safe Online :: Child Predators

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We recently talked about a common danger found online, cyberbullying. Unfortunately, that isn't the whole story. There are several other dangers your children might...

Keeping Kids Safe Online :: Cyberbullying

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With school out for summer, children are out and about enjoying some much-needed sunshine and play. As a parent, you probably have many rules in...