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Party time!

What happens when my babies have to be drug along to my end-of-year (mostly adult) staff party? They VOLUNTARILY (I swear) bring books to read. No, they didn’t sit and read the whole time, they found other things to do, like playing with other kids and playing on my phone. However, we are so accustomed…… Continue reading Party time!

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Teachers need to be appreciated, but…

Wait, don’t think I’m going to bash teachers. I can’t. I won’t. I’m one of them. Also, teaching is hard. It was hard when I was a student and it is difficult in completely different ways now that I don’t even have the time to explain. You should definitely show your appreciation to your child’s…… Continue reading Teachers need to be appreciated, but…

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Reading should be natural, not forced

One day this week my daughter didn’t take her daily folder back to school, and it was my fault. Here’s the thing–her daily folder includes a reading log, where she has to log the number of minutes she reads each evening. Not my favorite, but fine, whatever. Now although I have my kids do their…… Continue reading Reading should be natural, not forced

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Flexibility: A two-chapter kind of night…

  I’m pretty predictable when it comes to child-rearing, and I’m so ok with it. I was one of those moms with a strict feeding schedule when my kids were babies, our weekday mornings are pretty routine, and of course our bedtime rituals are pretty consistent, minus the nights I am ready to pull out…… Continue reading Flexibility: A two-chapter kind of night…