Tag: School

The Great Backpack Debate :: Why I Support In-Person Learning as...

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I didn’t want to write about this. I said I wouldn’t write about this. Too controversial. Too polarizing. Not my scene. I...

You Can Homeschool (Even If You Don’t Want To)

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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...

Back to School in SC :: One Mom’s Perspective

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  It’s the middle of July in the craziest unicorn-flying, killer wasp attacking, Lysol injecting, alien sighting, toilet paper hoarding, crazier than any sci-fi movie...

Being a Teacher Should Not Mean Endangering Your Life

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In the spring of 2017, I was a kindergarten teacher. It was my privilege to fill 27 precious five-year-old minds with new information and...

Returning to the School Classroom :: A Teacher’s Perspective

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The following is an interview with a local fourth grade teacher in Columbia. She has been teaching for more than 16 years in elementary...

Top 10 Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas {Straight from the Source!}

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Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, which this year falls Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8. Thinking about something...

A Thank You to Our Teachers Amidst School Closures in SC

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I know I am not the only mom who felt the blow from the Governor a little more than I thought I would. Schools closed...

A Thank You to Our Teachers

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During these uncertain and difficult times, we all have fears and concerns racing through our minds on a daily basis. How long will this...

5 Rules for Educating Your Kids at Home and Resources to...

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The kids are home and you are suddenly their educator -- even though you might be working from home, or unable to work, and...

6 Non-Academic Ways I’m Preparing My Child for Kindergarten

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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...

Guide to Preschools, Daycares, and Mother’s Morning Out Around Columbia

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Making decisions about where to start your child's education and where to seek childcare are some of the most important decisions we face as...

When Racism and School Shooting Threat Hits Close to Home

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My brain and heart are heavy and dark and jumbled and sad and angry, and I’m at a complete loss of how to handle...

5 Ways to Organize Keepsakes for Your Children

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I thrive on organization. Clutter makes me crazy. As our family continued to grow, I realized keeping up with all the kids' milestones, paperwork...

Tips for Picking the Right Preschool with La Petite Academy

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“Is my child ready for elementary school?” It’s stressful, knowing that your little one will start going to school soon. Suddenly, you’re worrying about everything....

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