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Homeschool Days For Our Public School Kids: Family Field Trips

Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of public education. I love the diversity, teachers, social aspects, learning, and the routine my kids experience when at school. I have some friends who give their public school children “mental health days” which are days to chill and have a break from the normal […]

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A Lego firefighter and truck I could use when discussing fire safety with my children.

Fire Safety: Effectively Improving Your Kids’ Knowledge

There is a never-ending list of topics we should talk to our children about. One topic that doesn’t usually come to mind immediately is fire safety. I recently found out that the month of October is dedicated to fire prevention and fire safety awareness. I began thinking about how much my kids know about fire […]

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Social Media: Don’t Assume You Know Me by What I Post

I have a confession to make: my actual life looks nothing like my social media posts. I’m pretty sure yours doesn’t either. I’ve posted plenty of pictures of my daughters hugging and looking like they’re having the time of their lives. What you don’t see is how, five minutes before, they had been screaming bloody […]

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Negative Body Comments: Things You Can’t Say In Front of My Daughter

My maternal grandmother lived with my mother, father, and me during most of my childhood. I remember her never being satisfied with her appearance and the stream of negative body comments she made about herself. She pointed out the sagging skin under her arms, her “ruined” stomach covered in stretch marks from carrying and giving […]

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