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The Truth About Teachers

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Teacher Appreciation Day is not for another couple of months, but why should we limit appreciating teachers to only one day out of the entire year? Let’s think about teachers and why they deserve all the appreciation, we can...
Dear Spirit Week, You Have Taken My Spirit. As I scrolled through Facebook on the Friday following a hectic week with a spirit week added, I saw pictures of “the” parade. The parade we stayed up late the night before preparing...
A Day Like Today Today, we probably took our last errand day to Hobby Lobby (Hobby Wobby) with Grams, followed by lunch at Portillo’s to enjoy hot dogs and fries. The unplanned days of our past three years are coming...
Let’s face it. The fantastic educators that teach our children deserve a medal most days, ok all days. So, it’s shocking that these men and women only get ONE week a year where most of us think to acknowledge...
I struggled with the decision of keeping my baby in daycare or seeking out alternative care. First let me say how much I adore our current daycare. They have shown my baby so much love and taught me, a...
How to find quality childcare

How to Find Quality Childcare

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Top 10 Questions to Qualify a Childcare Provider I was four weeks into my second maternity leave when I was faced with a change in childcare that I was not prepared for. I quickly formulated my Top 10 Questions to...
As a sophomore in high school, I heard my name being called over the school-wide intercom. “Roleen Bell, please report to the library.” The library? Ok, this can’t be for anything too bad. I took my sweet time, casually...
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...

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5 Safe and Fun Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

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It's officially October which means Halloween is right around the corner! And while things are definitely a bit different when compared to last year,...
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