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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...
Early childhood is a special time for our children. They are being introduced to the world one day at a time. Our children should be learning through play, interest-led projects, and being involved in daily tasks to learn life...
It’s back-to-school season and that means lunchtime packing! If you have picky eaters, your child has allergies, or you are simply trying to work within your school’s requirements and limitations, you know this can be a daunting task. Fear...
Somehow the summer months pass in the blink of an eye and yet drag on for centuries all at once. The same can be true for weekends. I've found that independent play can be a great tool, but my...
We all know the feeling. You're minding your sweet, summer-lovin' business, cruising through Target to refill on sunscreen and popsicles. When suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see it. Your heart rate picks up a little...
Like it or not, summer is quickly slipping away from us and it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming school year ahead. Reading to children is so important and offers endless benefits. Having a selection of books to...
It's almost back to school time! Time to pack lunches, check bookbags, and get back into the school routine. It's also time for the dreaded "How was School" afterschool talk. Before my son even began elementary school, dating all...
The transition from the long, lazy, and unscheduled summer days into the more disciplined, crispier school mornings can be difficult. Starting end-of-summer traditions is a great way to make this transition smoother, exciting, and more comfortable, especially for those...
This year I will be sending my son to kindergarten. I am not new to this rodeo. Two years ago, I stressed how my oldest would handle the transition to kindergarten all summer. We were a few months into a...
Buckle up, mamas! Believe it or not, the first day of school is almost upon us. The first day can undoubtedly be a whirlwind for us parents: packing backpacks and lunches, helping kids remember their new teachers' names, encouraging...
As my son completed his kindergarten year, I began to reflect on the school year. Overall, the school experience was positive for our son and family. However, one thing that I felt unprepared for was navigating peer influence.   Our elementary...
We are thrilled to be able to honor and celebrate the incredible women in our city that have been nominated for our Indianapolis Moms Who Teach campaign. Please read take a moment and read about each one of these amazing...
Here is where I would compose the extremely creative introductory paragraph with a good hook. But due to the potential mass teacher exodus and the fate of our public education system, I’m just going to get right to the...
Educators are always looking for ways to connect with their students. That being said, I learned very early on in my teaching career the importance of understanding sports. Now, this might sound relatively easy, but for a girl who...

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Picture this: You and your family are hanging out at home. It's cold outside, the kids are restless. You want to get out of...
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