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No more pencils/ No more books/ No more teacher's dirty looks/ Out for summer/ Out till fall/ We might not come/ Back at all. This school year was tough on everyone, and I mean EVERYONE. I don’t think anyone would...
The first Read Across America was held on March 2nd in 1998 and was the National Education Foundation's brainchild. They landed on March 2nd because it is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. So, for many years it has been...
The return to school during the current health crisis can make families very uncertain and anxious. The Orchard School has put into place plans, procedures and protocols to ensure that students and staff are healthy, happy and engaged during...
It’s back-to-school time here in the Indianapolis area. While that means something different for every family, Indianapolis Moms is committed to providing our families with the resources to help set up your family for a successful school year. This...
I was a public school teacher for twelve years before I stepped away from the classroom two years ago. So let me begin by saying to all the teachers - I SEE YOU. But I also am currently trying...
What to pack for school lunch has always been a question that sounds like “what’s for dinner”?  The answer is always I do not know or should I say let's just have what we always have. The good thing...
Today was supposed to be our first day of school.   If you had asked me back in March when schools closed if we'd still be dealing with this virus, I would have laughed. I thought there was no way that...
And just like that, school is back in session for so many families! While the last four months seemed like an eternity, the summertime seemed to fly right on by! But this school year will be different. Trust us,...
As a public school teacher, I had to close the door to my classroom two weeks ago. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that the year would end this way. The week before Spring Break, we...

The Truth About Teachers

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Teacher Appreciation Day is not for another couple of months, but why should we limit appreciating teachers to only one day out of the entire year? Let’s think about teachers and why they deserve all the appreciation, we can...
Dear Spirit Week, You Have Taken My Spirit. As I scrolled through Facebook on the Friday following a hectic week with a spirit week added, I saw pictures of “the” parade. The parade we stayed up late the night before preparing...
A Day Like Today Today, we probably took our last errand day to Hobby Lobby (Hobby Wobby) with Grams, followed by lunch at Portillo’s to enjoy hot dogs and fries. The unplanned days of our past three years are coming...
Let’s face it. The fantastic educators that teach our children deserve a medal most days, ok all days. So, it’s shocking that these men and women only get ONE week a year where most of us think to acknowledge...
I struggled with the decision of keeping my baby in daycare or seeking out alternative care. First let me say how much I adore our current daycare. They have shown my baby so much love and taught me, a...

In + Around Indy

8 Places to See Holiday Lights in Indianapolis for Free

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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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