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This year I’ll have two kiddos in elementary school. (Cue the Hallelujah Choir!) With just a little over two weeks til school starts, I have a long list of to-dos that need to happen NOW so we can have...
The biggest misconception about gifted children is that they are always a joy to teach and are typically successful in the classroom. This is untrue. Gifted children can be obstinate, confusing, too emotional, too energetic, and too talkative. They...
When I was deciding on the title for this blog, I found myself searching for the appropriate name. It’s not really homeschool, but more like moms morning out meets a play date with some preschool sprinkled on top. A perfect...
It was almost three years ago to the day that the talks about sending my first child to preschool began. He was only 15 months old at the time, and as a stay at home mom this was something...
Every school year begins the same way, parents and students head through the double-doors filled with excitement and anxiety especially when it comes to teachers. I mean, this is the person who is responsible for imparting knowledge, character and...
Jacksonville moms – I have blogged here about gifted children in the past, and a common question that I get is “what do I ask the teacher for?” It is hard to know what kinds of differentiation work in...
Hi Jacksonville moms! Homeschooling is on the rise, especially in our city. This is due to many factors. Some of them include: Families with children who have special needs like ADHD, giftedness, dyslexia, etc  -and they find that homeschooling suits...
This homeschooling mom’s worst fears: That the kids will squish the strange bug terrorizing the family instead of catching it for an impromptu entomology lesson. That PE {a morning swim in the neighborhood pool} will derail our whole day because we...
By now, most of us have survived the first week of the school year. With tears in my eyes, I took my oldest to kindergarten and my youngest will go back to preschool in one week. Whether you are...
Last month I blogged about giftedness and twice exceptionality and how to decide if you should have your child tested. This month, I’m blogging about the intensity of gifted and twice exceptional children. Emotional intensities are not exclusive to...
Whether you are dancing a jig because the kids are heading back to school or a little teary-eyed at the thought of summer coming to end, no one can deny the excitement and nervousness that surrounds the start of...
Many parents struggle with what my husband and I have been contemplating for months - do we start our daughter in kindergarten this upcoming year or do we wait and do preschool over again? I quickly learned that much like...

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