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10 Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

  Whether your child’s school participates in a week-long celebration of teachers, or one fabulous day, it is extremely important to show teachers appreciation. Coming from a background in early childhood education, I can truly say that teachers work hard and most do not receive adequate compensation for this worthy job.  To add to my […]

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4 Tips to Celebrate Birthdays at School without the Sugar

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Birthdays at School Without the Sugar

I picked up Corey from school to hear him excitedly discuss how many cupcakes he had in class. Wait, there were multiple? Apparently, one week in March holds a whopping three birthdays. Maybe it’s time we re-thought how we do birthday’s in school. OK, before you start jabbing me with number two pencils, hear me […]

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Open Letter to My Husband

An Open Letter To My Husband

  Dearest Husband, I have been thinking a lot about our marriage lately. It has been 15 and a half L O N G years. Over the past few years, we have seen quite a few people near and dear to us decide to divorce. In my quest to understand those around me, I think […]

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Read Across America: Celebrating Dr. Seuss and Stories That Inspire and Empower

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day, a holiday created in honor of the much beloved Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Generations have grown up reading his books. Who doesn’t know Hop on Pop and The Grinch who Stole Christmas? While Dr. Seuss has said he never wrote his stories with a life lesson […]

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Do preteens need a cell phone Raleigh Moms Blog

Do Preteens Need a Cell Phone?

A while back, I wrote an article in which I talked about NOT getting our lovely daughter (heretofore referred to as “The Girl”) a cell phone and how frustrating it was that her school was emphasizing cell phone use in class (her school is a “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD, school). This fall, my […]

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