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Three Ideas to Help Keep that Back-to-School Buzz Alive!

“Back-to-School” season is one of my most favorite times of the year.  Stores are lined with rows upon rows of school supplies—new notebooks, fresh pencils, perfect crayons!  Ah, my teacher-heart could burst!  And while going back to school might be both a celebration and lamentation for some parents, more often than not, the kids are […]

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I Didn’t Make My Kindergartner Do His Homework

My barely five-year-old entered the big wild world of kindergarten last year.  The first week of school my husband and I attended a kindergarten parent prep night.  At this meeting we were informed that kindergarten was no longer a “fun” grade like it was when we were children.  (Children these days have a lot less recess and […]

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9 Books You Will Actually WANT To Read This Summer

One of my favorite past times (yes, because having a 2-year-old and a 10-month-old qualifies anything done at a leisurely, quiet, enjoyable pace as a thing of the past) is reading. Those that know me probably think, “um…you’re an English teacher, don’t you read ALL THE BOOKS?” I’d love to say yes but…nope. I’ll be honest, at […]

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Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Mean Kids

My daughter has experienced her fair share of mean girls in her short 7-and-a-half years of life.  (When you’re seven, the half is of the utmost importance.) On the most horrifying and memorable occasion, my daughter had a little girl at school exclude her from playing with her group of friends.  The little girl then went on to scream hateful […]

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My Child Wasn’t Ready For Kindergarten {And I Sent Him Anyway}

My 5-year-old little boy has the ever dreaded summer birthday.  He’s sandwiched smack dab in between the ages of “send on to kindergarten” and “do not pass go for another year”. Being the over worrier that I am, I read article after article about this new fangled thing called “kindergarten readiness”.  I checked the lists and, honestly, […]

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