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It Will Be Here Before You Know It. 5 Things Every Parent should Avoid On Their Child’s First Day Of Kindergarten.

It’s inevitable. It’s going to happen no matter how hard you want to fight it. Eventually your child will be old enough for kindergarten, and you’ll have to trust leaving them in the hands of strangers up to 8 hours a day. You can prepare yourself and your child, but truth is, when the big …

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Here’s Everything That’s Coming To Netflix In September!

For some of us, Netflix is life. And I wouldn’t dare go into the school year without knowing what’s coming up. Why? Because for the first time in MONTHS the kids actually have a bedtime. And because they’re so tired from school, they’re actually GOING to bed. I mean, what’s better as a parent than …

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That Time My Son Got Detention For Farting In Class…

There was a time in my son’s academic career where he wasn’t exactly a model student.  He was easily distracted and quick to frustration when something wasn’t going his way.  Knowing that this behavior was affecting his work in class, I didn’t think much about it when I got a message that he would need …

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Confession: I’m Less Stressed When I’m In School…

The end of the summer means Netflix binges have to come to a close and it’s time to enroll in classes for the fall. I feel excited and anxious at the same time; glad that structure will return to my days, even if it limited my free time. My mind constantly races, thoughts flying by …

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THIS Is The Homework Policy EVERY SCHOOL Should Have!

If you live in the United States, there’s a good chance your kids are either back in school already, or going back very soon. Great news for kids who have been missing their friends, or parents who need a break from a constant barrage of “I’m Bored!” coming from their children’s mouths. But, with school …

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Why Are You So Happy To See Them Go?

Over the summer, my family took a road trip. Seven hours of confinement with three other people who would rather be anywhere else. It’s a lot like prison, except you have to pay for your own meals and in prison it’s generally expected that someone will get shanked. Society tends to frown on fathers stabbing …

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How to Pick Up Your Child From School

I had a request from a reader to illustrate the proper way parents should pick their children up from school. My daughter is still in preschool, and I don’t have to brave the public school car lines yet, BUT I did spend several years as a kindergarten teacher, and let me tell you–people seriously don’t …

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Sweet Treat: Strawberry Smoothie & Granola Parfait

I’m trying to eat healthier. Stop laughing, really! I am! But it’s hard…especially with all the delicious sweets that seem to surround me during my most vulnerable times. It’s okay, though, because I’m going to plan ahead with this super delicious Strawberry Smoothie & Granola Parfait! Strawberries are so great for you with all that …

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Second Grade Is Too Young For In School Suspension

A friend of mine called me pretty frantic last week. “I can’t get my daughter to go to school. It’s been happening for a couple of weeks, and I need your help.” Her daughter is seven, in the second grade. You see, I am no expert– but I did teach school for several years, have …

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My Daughter Came Home With Lice And Now I’m Going To Have To Burn Down Our House

I’m not a noob to the affects of lice. When I was a little girl my mom once threatened to move me into a cabin by myself if I shared my hat, headband, and/or affection with another lice-carrying classmate. I was a friendly kid, what can I say? So maybe twice a year or so from the time …

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This Child Plans To Be A Superhero Named Killer When She Grows Up…So She Can Kill People…

Kids are sweet…and sometimes terrifying. While we love when they say the darndest things, sometimes the things they say make us want to check our bedroom locks a few extra times at night. Take this mom… Her daughter was given a simple assignment in school: If you were a superhero, who would you be and …

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Excited Kid Can’t Wait To Start 4th Grade At New School

Remember that excited feeling you used to get on that first day of school? The butterflies in your stomach, racing heart, ready to tackle the new year but also just a little nervous that no one will like you? This kid knows that feeling Very well. Kevin is a new forth grader about to start …

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25 {Totally Cute} Hedgehog Crafts

I was informed recently that perhaps not every kiddo is as enthusiastic about Snakey-Type Crafts as I thought. And with the changing of the seasons, it’s time to find a more cute and cuddly (if prikcly) animal to perhaps make a few crafts about. So, here’s the ultimate list of 25 {totally cute} Hedgehog Crafts. I love the prickly-funness …

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And School….

Today’s the day… The day my daughter starts going to school five days a week. Did I cry? Oh, you bet I did. I want her to be toddling around my house falling on her diapered butt again–only, you know, without all the diapers. But, I won’t bore you with yet another story of a …

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