When the Sports Season Goes Awry

By |December 2nd, 2011|

I like to think that I am open-minded. I can roll with the punches. Take it on the chin. But, when it comes to my […]

Are YOU Ready for Kindergarten?

By |July 1st, 2010|

This month, my daughter turned five. While I’ve always referred to her as “the Baby,” she’s pretty quick to point out that she most certainly […]

What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

By |February 1st, 2010|

This weekend, I got to hear the words that no parent wants to hear – “I’m being bullied at school.” When the Big Kid told […]

Parent-Teacher Conferences with Twins

By |November 14th, 2009|

This is our second year of parent-teacher conference and already we are learning that comparisons are something that we will just have to live with. […]

Homework Time is a Challenge with Twins

By |September 18th, 2009|

My twins are only in first grade but already homework time can be difficult. For one, they both need my assistance and last time I […]

Pretty Is As Pretty Does

By |September 13th, 2009|

Now that she’s in Kindergarten, I’ve noticed that Rachel is putting a bit more emphasis on her personal appearance. Normally, she’s an adorable mop of […]

Kindergarten Means… Paperwork?

By |September 1st, 2009|

I find myself drowning… I’m drowning in a sea of handouts, macaroni art projects, and newsletters. This is my first time as the parent of […]

Deciding When to Separate Twins in School

By |July 6th, 2009|

The Great Debate of when to separate twins often happens at home, at school, even at the therapist’s office. Many schools simply require that twins […]

Tips To Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome

By |June 20th, 2009|

Now that the kiddos have graduated high school or college, you may be experiencing the loneliness of Empty Nest Syndrome after the “nest’s” residents launch […]

School is a different world for preteens

By |May 14th, 2009|

Elementary school is a safe and secure little world. Teachers march children to each class. Children are never alone. The buddy system is in full force. Middle […]

Spring Clean Your Life

By |March 21st, 2009|

Ahhhh, spring! Nothing warms the cockles of my nerdy little heart like spring cleaning because it’s an opportunity for a fresh start — clean linens, […]

The Field Trip Dilemma with Twins

By |March 9th, 2009|

It’s the first and possibly only field trip that you’ll be able to chaperone all year and both twins want you in their class.  What […]

Making a Plan When Your Child Tells You About a Project at the Last Minute

By |March 8th, 2009|

My husband and I have entered a special phase in the Big Kid’s education – projects – and it has come to our attention that […]

Choosing Half Day or Full Day Kindergarten

By |February 2nd, 2009|

Is your child ready for all day kindergarten?

Does your district offer a choice?

The Case for Full Day Kindergarten

When I went to kindergarten in 1979, […]

Snow Day Activities

By |January 26th, 2009|

Today is a snow day here in Rural America. We got a bit of snow yesterday and since they didn’t get […]

The Homeschooling Alternative for Children with Autism

By |January 24th, 2009|

There’s a quiet little revolution going on concerning our schools. Parents who don’t feel the school districts are meeting the needs of their children are […]

Suburban Moms and the Money Myth

By |November 2nd, 2008|

Somewhere along the way, "suburban housewife" became synonymous with financial comfort. Perhaps we have Desperate Housewives to thank for this, but clearly there is an […]

Joint Custody Juggle

By |August 25th, 2008|

When you think your life is full of juggling think of me and feel relieved.  I am blessed to have the family I have, but […]

New Kindergartener

By |August 9th, 2008|

Last year my oldest child went off to kindergarten. We had a rough start, including a brutal throat infection that caused him to […]

My Reasons to Homeschool

By |August 8th, 2008|

When people find out that my children are taught at home, they are usually surprised. They have a lot of questions, such […]

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