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Grade 0, Teacher Nobody

Preschool Dropout: Why I Pulled my Daughter from a School We Love 

Last year, the baby of our family started her second year of preschool. The first year I was working part-time, so I had to use the hours of child-free time to invest into my work. Mid-way through the year I transitioned out of that position, which allowed me extra freedom to use that kid-free time for […]

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Free Printable Non-Candy Punny Valentines | Megan Harney

Free Printable: Non-Candy Valentines for Kids

Every year around Valentine’s Day, our house gets filled with candy. Whether it’s conversation hearts from one of my daughter’s little preschool friends or chocolate kisses from the teacher at church, it seems like every corner of our house is filled with little sugary treats. While I love candy as much as the next mom, my […]

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creative school solutions

Creative School Solutions

Maybe you read the excellent Dallas Moms Blog post “Whatever Happened to Half-day Kindergarten” ?? I totally agree with everything Lee mentions, as my husband and I have our own story of experimenting with different schooling options for our own outside-the-box first grader. We have been all over the map, both figuratively and literally, and since in Dallas we […]

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Kindergarten prep with Inquisitive Verbal Reasoning workbook

A Fun Way to Prep for Kindergarten :: The Little Kids Book of BIG Ideas {+Giveaway}

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Inquisitive through City Moms Blog. All opinions are 100% our own.  Like most parents with a child about to enter kindergarten, I want to make sure my daughter is as prepared as she can be on that first day. She is enrolled in a wonderful pre-k program, but I […]

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Improve Child's Handwriting

Improve your Child’s Handwriting without picking up a Pencil

Back in the day, long before kids, I started my journey as a kindergarten teacher. It was a passion of mine and I truly loved it. While I did have a strict side and expected them to be respectful and follow the rules, I also had fun whenever I could. Were they acting tired or […]

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Learning Letter Sounds with Kinesthetic Motions {+ Free Printable}

My son started showing an interest in letters at a very young age. While he was interested I wanted to jump at the opportunity to teach him his letters and sounds as they are the foundation of learning. Once he had mastered recognizing all of his letters, I knew we were ready to move on […]

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5 Places to Teach Your Kids About Art in Dallas

As a life-long art-lover and former elementary art teacher, I try to take every opportunity to teach my daughter about art. Some of this is through art projects at home, but I really love to take her out to see “real” art in person.  Dallas is such a great place to learn about art! We have […]

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Sign Me Up For That! How Busy Kills Us

Kids activities: I love them! And also: I loathe them. Our kids’ extracurricular activities can cause the wheels to come off the bus. We’re not alone. Talk to any parents of school-aged children, and this is bound to come up. The year we started homeschooling, I had stars in my eyes and big plans for […]

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