Contemplate these statements below before reading on... ALL behavior is a form of communication. Mature inner speech does not develop until roughly age 7. My (the parent) upset language becomes their (the child’s) inner language. A child’s brain state...
One of the hardest things as a mom is sending your kid to preschool for the first time. Let's face it: there's no bigger sign that the baby years are officially over. Your little one who just yesterday was...
If you are a right-handed mama raising a left-handed child, this is the post you never knew you needed — until you needed it. There are countless things no one warned me about during my journey through motherhood and...
Preparation for a parent-teacher conference actually begins at orientation — when you don’t even know if you’ll need one! What tools are teachers using to communicate with parents? How will you access these tools? Once you have the answers...
We all know being a teacher is a lot of work that has many different aspects to it. I could list them for you, but if you have ever met a teacher and had a real conversation with them,...
I daydreamed for years about what to name my children. (My favorite character from the Brady Bunch, Cindy, became a no-go-name for me in fourth grade when the meanest girl at summer camp was also named Cindy.) When I...
I have an 8-year-old and a 1-year-old. Needless to say, they need to be in different places at different times between school, nap, camp, soccer, nap, etc. Because cloning myself is not an option, and because I work full-time...
I'm not going to start this post with something sappy like, "Oh, I wish summer would last forever!" Nope. I am READY for my kids to go back to school. I love them dearly and enjoy their company, however,...
The first day of school is right around the corner and since we know you’re busy getting new backpacks and lunchboxes as well as enjoying those last few days of summer, we’ve created some First Day of School Printables...
Everyone has something they love about summer — whether it’s the family vacations, lack of schedule, sleeping in, or endless pool days. Everyone can find something that makes them smile when the kids are out of school! For me,...
Rejoice, parents! The countdown is on for the first day of school! Have you been inundated with advertisements for the best back to school gear? The best backpack, the best lunch box, and the must-have water bottle? (And why...
Our partners at KinderCare believe the care-free days, sun-filled days of summer are a great time for everyone in your family to relax. Just because children aren’t in a classroom all day, that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to...

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