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Kindergarten is Hard … on Me

Preschool to kindergarten is a tough transition. It means less sleep, less freedom and less family time. It also means more work, more rules and more distance between friends in different school districts. It’s a major change that is bound to cause some tears and frustration. And yeah, I guess it’s also hard for the […]

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Back to School: The Countdown is On!

Back to School: The Countdown is On!

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! Yes, friends…my favorite time of year is upon us. Aisle after aisle of boxes filled with perfectly sharpened Crayola Crayons. The box of 64, please! I’ll take two! Folders and spirals in every imaginable design and hue. Markers, pencils, and paper. Cute little erasers, and the Post-it […]

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Back-to-School Nutrition Solutions (as seen on Fox 4)

Back-to-school season is here – and for some families, there’s no better time than right now to start establishing positive nutrition behaviors with our children. Today, on Fox 4’s Morning Show, I’m offering solutions to four areas of concern for young and old alike: Eliminating soda from your family’s diet. Rather than flat water, keep the […]

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Seven Things I Wish Parents Knew

Note: This post is the fifth in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for the conclusion of this series on Thursday! This year marks my eighteenth in the classroom. Eighteen years! I have now officially been a teacher longer than I have done almost anything else in my life. Being a teacher is […]

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Mourning the end of summer …

Summer. The word itself conjures up images of long afternoons spent by the pool, ice cream for dinner, BBQs, ponytails, and flip-flops. We love it. We relish it. We count down the days until it returns. But one thing I have noticed these last few weeks is that we don’t see it through to the […]

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