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In my planner I have a sticker on the box for the date of August 1. It says “JUST BEGIN….” I put it there to remind me to take a deep breath, because hold on, August is here, and...
A few months ago, my mom gave me an article she had cut out of the paper. It was about a program that screened pre-school aged children for reading readiness. I was fascinated, and made an appointment to have...
Now that school has begun, and we have gotten back in the swing of our morning routine, I thought I would share some tips and ideas for packing school lunches that are fun and appealing to kids! My daughter...
I remember the days when mamas would ask me about homeschooling and make that infamous statement: "Girl, I could never homeschool my kids."  Then 2020 happened. Now, the question is less about if you should or shouldn’t homeschool and more about...
When is your kid old enough to evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses? I'm biased of course, but I do in general think my kids are pretty cool. They are good students with good attitudes towards learning. While they are...
Ninety percent of a child's brain develops by age 5. Although the brain continues to develop into adulthood, the early years build a foundation for future learning. A child's experience with other people and other environments is critical at...
In the last few weeks, my son has started having night terrors. He’s 6 years old and has always been a restless sleeper (grinding teeth, tossing and turning, etc.). But, never has he woken up from a sound sleep,...
My kids have always been close. They are a year and a half apart, and despite being opposites in many ways, they have always loved playing together and shared a special bond. From toddler hugs and giggles to school-aged...
With school back in full swing and many Florida restaurants and bars now operating at full capacity again, the buzzword "superspreaders" is a term that you may be hearing tossed around more and more. Just like the famed punchline...
My son is busy, busy, busy! I get him outside as much as possible – the playground, the pool, even the backyard with a hose and some beach buckets. But there are always those times when he can’t be...
Before marriage, before kids, my husband and I made the first major commitment of our life together when we brought home our puppy, Annabelle. We were both so in love with that sweet little ball of fur, and like...
Most folks are familiar with Teacher Appreciation Week which falls in May of every year, but very few may know about World Teachers' Day — celebrated every year on October 5 to honor educators around the world who work...

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