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10 Things I Mastered as a Teacher that Help Me to Be a Better Parent

There are many things I learned about the world during my tenure as a teacher. But I never realized how much teaching would impact my parenting. Here are 10 things I learned as a teacher that have made me a better parent: 1. Saying “no” to your kids will probably end in tears. Maybe even […]

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Homework

No One Ever Looked Up From Her Deathbed and said, “I wish I’d spent more time doing homework.”

Last night, my six-year old was trying to fix a broken toy on our kitchen table. Dinner was over, and I was shoveling dishes into the sink. He’d requested a Phillips head screwdriver, removed the battery covering, and changed the batteries. It still wasn’t working. “Maybe,” he told me, “some of the wiring in there […]

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beat the summer heat

Beat the Summer Heat!

We all know it’s very important to keep hydrated when it’s hot! ….  Here are some tips and fun things to do to keep your family cool, hydrated, and entertained in this Summer Heat: Put water bottles in the freezer and you’ll have ice water for several hours while outside. Let the kid’s have water […]

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AreWeThere

Are We There Yet? Surviving a Road Trip with Children

I love vacations. The anticipation, the planning, the prep, and, of course, the fun fun FUN. However, without fail, one thing threatens to spoil it all. Road trip. Hours and hours spent in a semi-confined space with four increasingly restless children. And those four little words that every parent dreads: “Are we there yet?” In […]

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