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On our recent family vacation, my daughter innocently began to discuss a Code Blue drill she had at school. Unfortunately, I knew the very drill she was explaining. As an educator, I’ve had to implement them in my classroom each...
There are infinite reasons to homeschool, each reason personal and specific to the family venturing down the homeschooling path. Some of us choose it for religious or spiritual reasons, some because traditional public school isn't working for our child, others...
My family is currently weathering a season of big change. This winter will bring a new baby brother or sister for our 3.5-year-old daughter, and she’s three weeks into transitioning from a relaxed in-home daycare to a structured preschool....
A few months ago, I was reading a Facebook post in the Carmel moms group. The mom wrote the post asking for advice because her child was having extreme separation anxiety during daycare drop-off. My first thought when reading...
The everyday collapse Collapse, I don’t know if it’s her or me who is collapsing most afternoons due to all the attitude she brings home daily. I had never heard of the after school restraint collapse even though my daughter...
While parenting styles differ, one thing all parents can agree on is this: we want healthy kids! After more than ten years working with families to achieve this goal, I’ve found these five tips to be most impactful in...
Written Arin Rohr Schellenburg and Kristi Howard-Schultz This summer, my oldest started summer camp.  We were excited --swimming every day, no naps, popsicles as snacks! What’s not to love?  Then I found out that we had to pack a...
We all the know the feeling. You're minding your sweet, summer-lovin' business, cruising through Target to refill on sunscreen and popsicles. When suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see it. Your heart rate picks up a little...
An Open Letter to a ONE-OF-A-KIND Teacher, (Mrs. Morris & Mrs. Griswold, this one’s for you!) Bless your soul, beautiful teacher! Do you know how special you are? Do you know how appreciated you are? If not, I hope this letter...
With the exception of three years,  all my K-12 education was in West Virginia. Yes, West Virginia, not western Virginia. I cannot tell you how many people I've met since I moved to the Midwest who don't realize West...
"How do you do it all?" they ask. "All" as in clean little people, feed them the foods they will tolerate, get them ready for school unscathed, and manage to do all of the same for myself, everyday. The...
When I first became a stay at home mom, I did a lot of reading about what the transition may be like. While reading, I discovered there were plenty of stay at home mom stereotypes that were easily and...
I guess I did not realize it until now, until it was my turn to decide...how much of a hot topic children's education is. And along with it comes the temptation to compare. It is becoming another one of...
My husband and I grew up in small towns where the local public schools were really the only choice for local schooling. By state testing standards, our schools were a very good choice and we both agree they suited...

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Today marks a new day for both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they officially exited their royal roles yesterday on March 31. Recently...

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