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Is Private School for You? 5 Questions to Ask + 1 Key Thing to Look For

As parents, the decisions we face on a daily basis can seem daunting. They leave us constantly wondering if we made the right choice. Did I buy the right sunscreen? Did she eat enough vegetables? Have I allowed him to have too much screen time? Did I spend enough quality time with them today? It’s a […]

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{Re-Cap} Pizza and Pencils Event

How’s everyone feeling on this first Friday of the school year? Exhausted? Cranky? Ready for a night of sleep without the alarm going off in the morning? We hear you.  But, imagine if this exhaustion and crankiness were the least of your problems this school year.  Imagine if you came to “unpack your backpack” or […]

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A Daily Schedule and Visual Aids for “Threenagers”

These last few weeks I’ve spent much of my time scouring the Internet for resources to help my toddler adjust to all the changes beginning within our home. I’ve created several Pinterest board dedicated to all things toddler, everything from how to prepare a toddler for a new baby, to toddler activities, toddler responsibilities, and […]

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Avoid the Summer Slide: Encouraging Reading When School’s Out

Reading is a critical part of our children’s development. Reading every day is important, and summer is no exception. Summer is perhaps even more important when many kids don’t have the structure that school provides and time set aside for reading. What can we do to mitigate some of what researchers call the “summer slide” […]

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