I couldn't wait to turn 16! The journey to get my driver's license seemed simple 25 years ago. I attended Driver's Education, also known as Driver's Ed, during first hour of my sophomore year. Coach Smith taught the basics, ran...
Real talk, mamas: I did home/virtual schooling with my kiddos from March of 2020 through September of 2021, along with thousands of other mamas in the metro. That's 18 long months of teaching my kiddos all the things. All...
I recently became a homeschooling mom. It doesn’t surprise me that I landed here, but I also never envisioned myself actually taking the plunge. I was raised in public school and had a wonderful experience. I attended a public...
As the school year approaches, the usual preparations begin taking place in our house. Supplies are inventoried. New clothes and shoes are gathered. Lunches are planned. But I'm not sending off a student... I'm sending off the teacher. Yes, it's me,...
Summer is ending and the school season is near! If you're like me, you're probably having some mixed emotions about your little ones heading back to school this year. On the one hand, I'm excited for them to make...
  Ahhhh, summer is winding down and it’s time to kick the school days into high gear! For some parents, back to school is a hallelujah moment- no longer do you have to remember if this week is basketball, robotics,...
Dear New Teacher, This letter doesn't come easy.  I wouldn't say I'm a newbie when it comes to public school and sending my child (after all, we somehow survived pre-k.) However, this is the first year that my child will be...
It's getting closer and closer to the start of school, and to be honest, I'm a little sad about it.  But if I'm being REALLY honest, I'm probably not sad for the reasons you're thinking.  I'm sad because I'm excited about...
The school supplies are bought, the uniforms are clean, and there is a scent of sharpened pencils in the air. While I am always a bit bummed for the summer to end (seriously HOW does it go by so fast?!) I...
The Olympics are different than any other sporting event - and in my very strong opinion, they are much more special. Only held every four years, there is no "maybe next year" attitude. The athletes who compete in the...
Dear Teachers, Another school year is at it's end, and we all know what you've really been doing all year. Yes, you've been pouring knowledge into our children.  You've taught them numbers and letters and shapes and sounds and history and...
To all of the Virtual Learning Moms out there, I have one thing to say to you: You are ROCK STARS.  When I say rock stars, what I really mean is that you are magical unicorns with incredible powers to face...

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