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Caught in a School Lockdown: What You and Your Kids Should Know

It was time to head home after a fun children’s story hour at our library, when my 18-month-old daughter and I were surprised by a loudspeaker announcement that school lockdown procedures were being implemented. Since the library was directly connected to the neighboring school building, all of us inside were included in the school lockdown. […]

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How to Help Your Kids Love Art, Whether You Do, or Not

“How can I help my kids love art?” My mother asked my first-grade teacher. My mom was not an expert in art herself but had an inkling from parenting books that it would be a good thing to expose me and my sisters to. My teacher, one of the best I ever had, answered my […]

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The Schoolhouse – An Experiential, Interest-Based Education

{Disclaimer: We are working with The Schoolhouse Learning Center to bring you this post.}  As moms, we hope our kids grow up to be happy (or at least content) and successful (whatever that means for them). For our family, The Schoolhouse Learning Center, an independent K-8 school, has gone a long way in supporting these […]

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