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The Day the iPad Crashed

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Our iPad was slowing down and hadn’t worked correctly for about a week. It kept turning off, wouldn’t load things correctly and continued saying there was no space available.  I was sitting in a meeting when I got the...
Alright moms, raise your hand if you’ve gotten the email, looking for volunteers to help with your child’s Valentine’s Day party at school. Now, raise your hand if you’ve been scouring Pinterest, searching for the perfect craft or treat...
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Awardless

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I had a conversation with a mom I didn't know online yesterday. She had posted in a local group about how her daughter's Kindergarten teacher had called the night before to give her a heads up about an awards...
Ask my seven-year-old son about the latest Dog Man book he’s reading and he will list every semi-inappropriate joke the series has to offer. Inquire about the most recent episode of Transformers Rescue Bots and he will go on...
As the holidays are now behind us and we are well underway with second semester with our school-aged children, it’s just about time for round two of Parent-Teacher conferences. As an educator, I often conduct one-sided parent-teacher conferences where...
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Cooking with Crazy

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Raise your hand if you grew up in a house with a feminist mom who was into women’s rights and breaking down stereotypes! The kind of mom that taught you Barbie could have any job and so you could...
We so often hear the negative side of youth sports. Trust me, I get it. I’ve seen the overly involved parents living vicariously through their kids. I’ve done a double-take when finding out a uniform costs more than my...
When people find out that I have twins, they usually react in one of two ways: with a groan and a “better you than me!” or with a smile and an “I always wanted twins!” I’m not a fan of...
Starting a new school year can be stressful and full of surprises – for both parents and kids. When all goes well, children get into their rhythm fairly quickly and step up to new learning and academic demands and...
Whether Friday night lights fracas, an errant high kick in dance or the mid-air separation of skateboard and skater, more and more young athletes are experiencing concussions or other Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). According to the Centers for Disease...
We are all settling into our school routine now and the craziness of the morning rush. As the chaos and hustle occur, safety mistakes are more likely to happen as parents' attention is divided.  As cold and flu season approach...
Let’s face it. Back-to-school anxiety is a common malady for all of us, especially our kids.  Whether it’s a sudden tummy ache, a temper flare, surly attitude or even a downright refusal to let go of your leg at...
Back to School

Back to School Guide

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Dear Kindergarten Teacher, The day has finally arrived. My tiny baby girl is officially a big kid, starting big school, and I am entrusting a large piece of my heart into your care. There are a few things you...
Intimidated. Overwhelmed. Indecisive. The first year of homeschooling was all over the place. A big beautiful mess of transition. I had this dreamy idea of how I wanted our days to go, how I wanted our space to look,...
The goal of the first appointment is to determine if treatment is needed and, if so, the best way to proceed. A thorough clinical examination of your child’s teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure will be performed. Photographs, x-rays,...

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