Dear Class of 2021,

My oldest child is a rising high school senior. I’ll admit that I was relieved she wasn’t graduating this past spring. Oh, how I felt for all the high […]

Hello Preschool. Hello Mom Freedom!

At parents’ night before my fourth and youngest daughter was to start preschool, the director told us to try not to cry in front of our kids.

“It can make […]

Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

What a year it’s been!  As I look back on my first full year of blogging, I’m (pleasantly) surprised sometimes by what resonates with you.  When I was first […]

Top 10 Parenting Tips of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I have been reflecting back on what posts and ideas generated the most interest over the last year.  This is the first of […]

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    10 Things to Think About Before Your Child Starts Kindergarten (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

10 Things to Think About Before Your Child Starts Kindergarten (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

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Multiplying by 9 Trick

Many of you probably know about today’s tip, but if this is one you have never seen before, buckle your seatbelt!!  You’re going to wish you’d had this trick […]

Don’t Be a Hater: Support Your Fellow Women

Please note: this post was written before I moved my blog to WordPress. The comments I reference in the post are no longer found at the bottom of my […]

100 Books for All Ages: Gifts Galore!

We love books.  As you can tell by the picture above, they get a lot of love in our house.  I think books make the best gifts, especially when […]

Doorknob Mailboxes Make Learning to Read Fun!

Let’s face it – learning to read is hard! It can be downright frustrating for little kids. This means that parents are often distraught as well, especially if their […]