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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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Equity and Equality; or Why I Hate Participation Trophies

Lately, everyone is throwing around a bunch of terms about inclusion, cultural appropriation, equity, and equality… I’ve noticed sometimes these words get used in the wrong context, or users don’t really understand the nuances of each different word or phrase. A few of our writers have already started tackling these ‘hot topics,’ like cultural appropriation […]

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Promoting Language Development: Five Tips from an SLP Mom

(Disclaimer: While I am a trained speech-language pathologist, the following tips are general suggestions to help encourage your child’s language development. If you feel your child may have a speech or language delay, please contact your child’s pediatrician or your local early intervention program for screening or assistance). Like many first time moms, after my first […]

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Waking Kids Up on Weekdays: This is How We Do It

While my kids often wake up early on weekends to take advantage of their rare opportunity to watch television or play video games, allowing my husband and me to “sleep in” until 8 a.m., waking kids on weekdays presents a unique set of challenges for all of us. Without the allure of limited screen time […]

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The Diary of a Preschool Mama: Thankful & Grateful

{Disclaimer: We are working with Davis Studio to bring you this post, however, all opinions are our own!} Dear Diary, Jason, my husband, and I just had our Parent-Teacher Conference to talk about how Caroline, our 2.5 year old daughter, is doing in school. It went great. She has transitioned well into the classroom. Don’t get […]

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