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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...
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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,...
Don't be scared! I'm just the PTO lady (and my name is Karen. Can I talk to your manager? Just kidding.).   This was going to be a post about how I got involved with the PTO and am now knee-deep...
If you or someone you know has recently sent their first child off to kindergarten you may have noticed that the (mostly) chill mothers of preschoolers often transform into a ball of worry when their first child starts elementary...
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 should...
There are a lot of really important relationships in life, from your spouse to your best girlfriends to the person who cuts your hair. Each of these relationships takes care to flourish.  Your relationship with your kid’s school and teacher...
For me, parenting has been a long series of surprises. I had no idea that I could function for months on almost no sleep, that every single thing my kids did would be the greatest feat ever, or that every...

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Spring Break Fun in Eastern Jackson County

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We had too many weekends this winter where the cold weather kept us inside, and we are more than ready to get outside...