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My Daughter Will Miss 7 Days of School for a Vacation and I’m Okay with That

Last week we left for a family wedding in California, after which we will head to Lake Tahoe with my recently married sister. By the time we return, my second grader will miss seven days of the new school year. At first, I pondered whether or not taking a vacation while she’s in school was a mistake. […]

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Surviving Summer Reading

How to Survive All the Summer Reading

I love summer reading. I love it so so much. Am I alone here? We all know it is good and necessary to keep kids sharp over the summer, but it can also feel like a chore for parents to implement. As my kids have gotten older, I have developed a (work-in-progress) list of tips to make […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend Club SciKidz Dallas

This post has been sponsored by Club SciKidz to bring our readers information on their summer programming. All opinions are 100% our own!  Every parent has a dream of providing additional learning opportunities while kids are at home during the summer. Some of us have big goals and head to Pinterest to create daily at-home […]

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5 Simple Ways to Boost Language Development

In college, I vaguely remember taking a course in linguistics all about language development in children.  Today, I’m raising a young toddler eager to talk, but have forgotten anything useful I once learned.  (Mom brain is real and long lasting, folks!) In the spirit of the new school year and new opportunities to learn, I consulted […]

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5 Easy Ways to Connect With Your Kid’s Teacher (That Don’t Cost a Thing!)

  The new school year is on the horizon. Between multiple trips to various different office stores to get the exact clear, zip-up folder, the experience of the crowds on tax-free weekend, and the run-throughs of a school morning routine, a plan to get to know your kid’s teacher might fall somewhere towards the bottom […]

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Recess

Becoming a Recess Advocate

I’ve accepted there will be many differences between my education experiences and those of my children (new math anyone?). But recent events highlighted today’s kids are missing out on something previous generations took for granted…recess.  It’s not that recess has been eliminated, rather its minutes have been gradually chipped away (thank you testing). This past January the Dallas Independent School District made headlines when trustees approved […]

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Get Artsy: Tips and Tricks to Raising Creative Kids

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein I never worked on sight words with my now-Kindergartner during her years in Preschool or Pre-K. Nor did I purchase workbooks that drill in letter and number skills. Instead, when the kiddo and I wanted to “work,” our afternoons were filled with creative play, using learning […]

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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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How to Advocate: For the Child Who Needs You

First, you notice “the issue.” It isn’t a big deal, but you’re his mother so you notice. You don’t worry, because all children are different, but you make a mental note to keep an eye on it. Next, you research. That quality you noticed is becoming more pronounced. You give him anything and everything you […]

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Local, Free Dallas Fun: Library Edition

Earlier this summer, a fellow mommy and teacher friend invited me to story book time at the local library.  I thought, sure it’ll be fun!  Although my son is too little to sit and listen to a story (he’s still working on sitting up without falling over), it would be a chance to get out of the […]

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