School Years

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The beginning of a new school year means getting to know a new teacher. And every year, I send an email to our teacher to outline what I want him or her to know about my kid. This year,...
After four kids and 17 years of parenting, I’ve come to realize that the middle school years are the worst. Kids struggle dealing with the one-two punch of intense social and academic pressure. Exhibit A: my middle school daughter. School group...
“You asked for waffles; I made you waffles!” “Stop playing in your cereal!” “Don’t touch your brother’s toast; you have your own toast!” Oh, the sounds of breakfast on a school day…the perfect storm of planned chaos and “we need to leave...
We can all agree that teachers are the real MVPs. They spend so much time with our kids nurturing them, loving them, and pushing them to their highest potential. I’ve worked in education for seven years now, and I’ve...
As summer dwindles, we prepare to head back to school. Back-to-school teacher gifts are a sweet way to welcome teachers back for another school year and show support. Teachers endure a lot; a small token of appreciation can help...
Motherhood is a series of starts and stops, of holding close and letting go. Certain milestones have a way of solidifying these truths in my heart as my children get older, and sending a child to kindergarten is certainly...
Just like that, summer is over and it’s time to get back into the rhythm of early mornings, packing lunches, homework, endless activities, and lest we forget—ARD meetings. If you're a special needs mama, this one is for you. ARD...
The 2021–2022 school year was my first year homeschooling my 5-, 7-, and 9-year-old girls. It was a beautiful disaster. I wanted to quit the journey at least once a day, if not more. But then I would see...
It's a funny thing, your kids growing up. People tell you from the start how fast it goes. But when your two-week-old is screaming and won't sleep through the night, you aren't really thinking about sending them to school someday....
This post has been sponsored by the Dallas Independent School District. All opinions are 100% our own. Dallas Independent School District has some of the most outstanding neighborhood schools in Texas. Dallas has seen so much growth recently, and new...
The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. Perhaps by we, I mean the kids, as the moment in question involves a break from classrooms, lunchrooms, and school playgrounds. Summer break, where the days grow longer and the...
School’s (almost) out for the summer! I am one of those unique parents who greets the end of the school year with the same eager anticipation as my kids. We are all ready for long, lazy days with less...

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