• Are Unexcused Absences Ever Excusable?

    Are Unexcused Absences Ever Excusable?

    I take school and academics very seriously, but I am not opposed to missing a day every once in a while even when the reasons aren't related to death or illness. Maybe you've seen some

  • Pinewood Derby

    Pinewood Derby

    The Pinewood Derby race is one of the biggest events of the year for Cub Scouts and this was Z's first year to participate. With help form an adult, the scouts are expected to build

  • Thank You Teachers

    Thank You Teachers

    I have now met all of the new teachers including a full blown information night tonight at Z's school. I really do think this is going to be another great year for them. I loved

Supporting Your Kids’ Home School Needs

By | February 8th, 2022|Categories: education, Family, Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Schooling|

How has your experience with home school been? Maybe you’ve got on really well? Or maybe some ups and downs? Home school has been a bit of a mixed bag for all of us, and

Tips for Helping Your Child to Read

By | January 4th, 2021|Categories: education, Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Schooling, Special Needs|

As a mom, one of the hardest things to face is the fact that your child may not be progressing as quickly as they should. If your child is not reading at the correct grade

5 Word Puzzles Apps To Challenge Your Brain

By | December 28th, 2020|Categories: education, Family, Lifestyle, Schooling|

Christmas is over and winter is in full swing. To be honest, this season can feel glum and sometimes you wonder if you brain is turning into mush! Word puzzle apps can be a great

Digital Citizenship

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: Parenting Tips, Schooling, Uncategorized|

Sometimes it's scary to think of raising kids in the digital age that we live in. Terrorism, pornography, bullying, and so much more can creep into your home via the computer screen. It wasn't like

Home Stretch for This School Year

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Schooling|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's official. I turned in re-enrollment forms for both of my school age kiddos. SJ will be going into 1st grade and Z is going into 3rd. I'm really excited about this next milestone for these

Create Your Own Speech Therapy Book

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Creativity, Hearing Loss, Schooling, Special Needs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When SJ was first diagnosed with hearing loss I was encouraged to create an experience book. Books are a great resource for speech delays anyway, but a book that has pictures and experiences that your

A Safer Internet

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Family, Schooling|Tags: , , , , |

I knew the day would come when we wanted some kind of filter for the internet and with an 8 year old doing reports and searches online that day is here. I have been asking friends

Mirrored Writing

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: Schooling, Special Needs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever seen the servers write their name upside down at Macaroni Grill? I waited tables there for years and really had the backwards cursive signature down pat. It took practice though. It wasn't

School is Cool

By | October 15th, 2015|Categories: Schooling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I realize I already talked about school yesterday and don't want to bore you all, but I do have more to share and I'll tell you why. 1. I am extremely passionate about education. If we

Kindergarten Success!

By | October 14th, 2015|Categories: Schooling, Special Needs|Tags: , , , , , |

I'll admit to being apprehensive about the day SJ would go to Kindergarten. She has always been so far behind in speech (due to her late identified hearing loss) that I just didn't know if she would

Books and Toys for 8 Year Old Boys

By | September 11th, 2015|Categories: Parenting Tips, Schooling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As you may have noticed I have been in birthday mode and that is what sparked the idea for a list of gift ideas, but even if there are no children's birthdays coming up for

Ideas for Helping Kids With Daily Routines

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: Parenting Tips, Schooling, Special Needs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"Routines involve repetition.  Repetition involves predictability. Predictability involves stability. Stability involves security.  Kids crave routines because routines make kids feel safe and secure." - Maci Elkins When I was a new mom I read "Baby


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