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Living with an IEP

October 2014.  This was when my son was officially diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD. That diagnosis was devastating for me. I couldn’t believe my sweet baby had so much turmoil swirling around in his brain, that at age 5, we had him in therapy and on medication so he could make it through a day […]

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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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The Compassion Experience

This free family event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in Guatemala and Uganda. Experience another world without leaving yours in over 2,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Presented by Compassion International.

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A Note from Your Child’s Teacher

5…4…3…2…1…Happy new (school) year!  Seeing the new boxes of crayons and glue sticks in the stores is my cue to start making my new (school) year’s resolutions. It is also the cue that starts my nerves working overtime. I’ve been teaching for 17 years, and I still spend a good part of July in nervous […]

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Preparing for the Upcoming School Year

Summer is winding down, and the stores are full of crayons, glue sticks, and pencils. My second grader is grabbing the school list and checking it twice. My preschoolers can’t read a calendar, but they feel something in the air (other than intense humidity). A little anxiety might be starting for students and moms, so […]

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Private School Guilt

Private School Guilt

Any time someone asks me where our soon-to-be kindergartner will be going to school next year, I cringe and try to change the subject. As a product of public schools, a public school teacher, and someone who believes vehemently in social justice and closing the achievement gap, I struggle to explain to people why we […]

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"If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time."  ~Winnie The Pooh

Mastering My Mompreneur Skills

First of all, who are these Mompreneurs? We balance the role of being a mother while being an entrepreneur. Therefore, we are mompreneurs.  There is quite a debate over the term Mompreneurs because it can be demeaning. For the sake of my loving message below, I am referring to kick-butt mommies bringing their dreams to life for all the world to see. […]

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Childbirth and Parenting Classes: Cravings, Epidurals and Swaddling, OH MY!

Childbirth and Parenting Classes: Cravings, Epidurals and Swaddling, OH MY!

We have partnered with Olathe Medical Center to bring relevant and important information to KCMB readers through this sponsored post.Learning that you’re going to be a parent is exciting, shocking, scary, you name it! And with the news of your pregnancy comes a flood of information from your family and friends. Not to mention all of the […]

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Teaching Children About Poverty

Teaching Children About Poverty

“In 2013, the United States reached an educational milestone. For the first time, a majority of the country’s public school students—51 percent of them, to be precise, fell below the federal government’s threshold for being ‘low income,’ meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch. This wasn’t an overnight development; according to […]

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The Benefits of a Flexible, Virtual Learning Environment

The Benefits of a Flexible, Virtual Learning Environment

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with Leavenworth Virtual School (USD 453). Parents are their child’s best teachers. These days, a number of families are opting to maximize this philosophical belief through a homeschool or virtually supported learning environment for their child, as opposed to a more traditional classroom experience. The Leavenworth Virtual […]

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How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Leavenworth Virtual School. Teachers spend weeks every Fall reviewing and re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer months. This can have a cumulative effect year after year, and result in a long-term impact on their overall performance in school. Now we are not […]

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STEAM at Home - It Works!

STEAM at Home – It Works!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Maize Virtual Prep School. With the growing emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math) education, parents may be feeling a bit intimidated with the integrated approach to learning. By participating in enrichment activities in the community, you can easily add to […]

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