Initially, her response infuriated me inside. Relax? You’ve been handed an opportunity many children could only dream of, and you want to relax? Don’t you owe it to your teacher and school to represent them? Not to mention you’ve been given a gift, and we should share our gifts with the world. When I was […]
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I am a mom of five kids, aged 8-14. And I feel fortunate to live in a school choice state, where we can decide what is best for each child. Three of my children attend the nearby elementary school. I homeschool the other two. This is our first year exploring homeschooling. It has been a […]
Today is Read Across America Day. But as a mama with the heart of a teacher, a passion for education ingrained deep within my soul, Read Across America Day is every day. Read… It’s Worth It I’m fully aware that this is not everyone’s reality, though. Some kids absolutely dread reading. And some parents […]
I went to Columbine High School. Remember that name? It was the site of one of deadliest school shootings in American history. Two students killed 13 classmates, then committed suicide in the library. Most people remember where they were when the World Trade Center fell. I do, too. But just as vividly, I remember the day […]
This is the first in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo Freire says it best: “Yet only through communication can human life hold meaning.” We talk to our children from birth; we spend countless hours and millions of words communicating with them over a lifetime. […]
As it turns out, the incident in question was deemed to be an accident. Just as I suspected after I asked my child about it. Our childcare provider became involved and asked several other children what they witnessed. It was not a vindictive or intentional act.
We would like to thank Elizabeth Davis, Ed.D, Monument Academy Principal for providing this sponsored post. Monument Academy, a “Public School of Choice”, is a Charter School located in Monument, Colorado, and is the only charter school in Lewis-Palmer District 38.
My youngest daughter recently started kindergarten. She has been a rock star with the transition. I have a fourth grader who has been in charge of packing her own lunch for a few years now, so I was excited to pack a lunch and snacks again. Snacks Are Fun! I love packing lunches and snacks […]
Do I feel the need to validate myself and explain my career decision with past accolades and honors to reassure myself and others of my choice? Not anymore. I used to apologize and dismiss the very notion of this choice, but now that I’m deep into the teen years with my three kids, the value of […]
In an effort to put myself out there, I am joining everything you can think of. I just signed for a knitting class and joined the PTO for my son’s school. Maybe that is my version of a mid-life crisis.