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A Poem for My Child As Mama Graduates

Dear Sweet Child, It’s been a journey–one I started before you were even a notion. But halfway through my schooling, you came in to motion. We were ecstatic when we discovered you. (But panicked, too.) How could Mommy balance school, work, and you? Mama crammed that summer, to get ahead of her newcomer. She read, […]

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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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Growth Minded Mama: 3 Ways to Foster a Growth Mindset in Our Children

“I’ll never be able to tie my shoes; it’s too hard!” Sound familiar? As parents, it can be difficult to navigate through the various struggles our children encounter as they grow. We want to encourage and help–heck, we may even be tempted to tie their shoes for them until they leave for college. But what […]

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School Year, New Year- How to Stay Connected

School Year, New Year: How to Stay Connected

Back to school time means new planners, new backpacks, new shoes, new clothes. It also means new routines, new classes, new teachers, new expectations, new personalities, new activities. New can be really exciting. It can also be extremely overwhelming, especially for children. Children are resilient and adaptable, but they are also still new to the […]

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The Secret Double Life of Kindergartners

My daughter started kindergarten this year. I’d been eagerly anticipating the day for five years, and my daughter was excited all summer long. Even though her nerves kicked in about a week or two before the first day, one thing she was always excited about was riding the bus. On the first day, we headed […]

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