Mother's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some fun-themed books! Here are five my family enjoyed. The Greatest Mother's Day of All This is a cute book written by an Australian author, Anne...
Did you know your child's school library has TONS to offer? For those of us who have children under the age of five, we are well aware of the services provided to us by the public library – storytime, special...
Okay, so I was totally the mom who was NEVER going to allow her kid on YouTube. I mean, you've read about the people who think it's entertaining to sneak in violent and inappropriate images into YouTube videos for...
We are in our sixth year of homeschooling now, and it has been a grand adventure of getting to know my children better, figuring out what works for our family, and of seeing what I am learning - usually...
One of my goals this time last year was to read 24 books. So I would basically read two books each month. Not only did I reach my goal but I surpassed it. But if I'm being honest, I...
The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated annually during the month of January. Schools usually do special units around him and the entire civil rights movement. Some schools even host special events like parades or...
It's no secret that I love to read and share a good book with my children. I especially look forward to Christmas books, because one of our traditions is to buy a few new ones each year and read...
Books are a valuable way to understand others and build empathy. When you pick up a book and read through its pages, you're entering into the world of another human, hearing their innermost thoughts, and experiencing life with them....
Growing up in another country, my friends and I used to talk about things that we thought were true about American schools. Fast forward a few years (well, more like many years) and now that I am living in...
Did you know that career prep can start as early as kindergarten? Carolus Online Academy is a new education option for South Carolina families who are looking for a learning environment that prepares their children for real-world challenges, guiding them...
Whether I’m sitting in the school car line, waiting while my kids are in dance class, or winding down at bedtime, I love a good read. With all of the chaos of my real mom life, it’s nice to...
It's that time of year again. The big yellow buses return to our neighborhoods, the closed sign goes up on the pools, and the dozens of Pinterest posts get shared with bento box lunch ideas. And if you're a mom...
Even though we are still in the midst of the dog days of summer, my children are back in school, and my thoughts are drifting to my favorite season, Autumn. Fortunately for me, apple-picking season has begun which means I...
The new school year is upon us, and that means parents are getting ready to juggle all the things that brings along with it. We'll add carpool lines, lunches, afterschool practice, homework help, and more, to our already packed...
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