School Years

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Summer activities in 2021 will feel a little different than they did in 2020. After a successful summer camp season in 2020 at Cooper Fitness Center, our goal is to meet the campers where they are to grow emotionally...
May marks the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Month. Teacher gifts don't have to be expensive. Your thoughtfulness, creativity, and time are resources that can produce something meaningful for the teachers in your life.  Every teacher I know will tell you...
As my 12th school year as a public school teacher is coming to an end, I can honestly say that this year has been the most difficult yet. I love my job, I wholeheartedly do, but the 20-21 school...
Alright, Mamas, summer is quickly approaching! Do you have your summer plans in place yet, or are you just getting started? There is good news this year. If you are looking for a camp with variety and flexibility, check...
Over the last year, homeschooling has taken on new life with the pandemic introducing more families to homeschool life. Homeschooling is increasing in popularity with more co-ops, virtual groups, and resources available to local homeschool families. Whether you are...
I was shocked when I recently listened to this Gretchen Rubin podcast and heard that most families don’t discuss how to pay for their children’s education until the spring of their child's senior year of high school. I can’t...
If you can get over the sneeze factor (Hello, high pollen alerts every day!), now is the perfect time to take in the natural beauty of North Texas. The wildflowers are blooming, the sun is shining (mostly), and it’s...
  For me, the highlight of the recent presidential inauguration was Amanda Gorman reciting her poem, “The Hill We Climb.” Seeing and hearing this bright young woman express her ideas through such an inspiring facility with language gave me chills....
We love books, and my husband and I love reading with our children and listening to them read to us now that they're old enough. We have lots of books but there are a few that are really popular...
Their wings are beginning to spread, and they are ready to take the next step to independence by getting their first job. Not only is it a great way for them to see the essential connection between labor and...
Hear that? It’s the outdoors calling!  Kids are SO ready to re-experience in-person fun. The chance for open spaces, fresh air, swimming, sports, arts, and crafts. That’s what Camp Huawni in East Texas is all about--getting back to the basics...
I think we can all agree that the last year has brought more time at home than most of us prefer. As we start looking towards summer, and a bit of return to normalcy, it’s time to consider summer...

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