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Nearly six years ago, I first told Kansas City Mom Collective readers about our family’s decision to homeschool our two boys. Since then, our family has doubled in size as we welcomed four additional children through adoption in 2019...
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The Dyslexia Debate

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In early November 2019, the Kansas State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve policies aimed at improving the identification of students with dyslexia. This will provide the students with better services and increase teacher training in the area...
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Dear Teachers

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Dear Teachers, In just a few short days your quiet, tranquil lives will be overhauled into a world of chatter, giggling, and little faces galore. Back-to-school time is right around the corner.  The time is drawing near. The moment where we,...
During February and throughout the year, I spend time teaching my children about the bravery, determination, and organized activism of Americans who endured centuries of heinous obstacles because of something in which they had no control - the color...
Choosing a quality preschool is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your child. Early childhood education plays a seminal role in cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. It prepares young learners for long-term academic and life success. But what...
I remember it well. We just had our second child, and I was struggling to find balance between a toddler and newborn. Hello, Team No Sleep. I was a walking mombie feeling overwhelmed with life. My dad calls to...
Now, before I begin, I’d like it noted that the following opinions are not an indictment of public, private, or otherwise more traditional schools. Both my parents are educators – my dad was even the superintendent of schools where...
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed as a mother or just as a person; sometimes just going through life day-to-day can feel taxing. Anytime I begin to feel this way, I think of my sister and the strength...
Preschool to kindergarten is a tough transition. It means less sleep, less freedom and less family time. It also means more work, more rules and more distance between friends in different school districts. It’s a major change that is...

Your First Day of School

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You are my first. I am learning to be a mother because of you. You've taught me more about myself and about life than anyone ever has. We are about to begin an entirely new chapter. This is such...
5…4…3…2…1…Happy new (school) year!  Seeing the new boxes of crayons and glue sticks in the stores is my cue to start making my new (school) year’s resolutions. It is also the cue that starts my nerves working overtime. I’ve...
Summer is winding down, and the stores are full of crayons, glue sticks, and pencils. My second grader is grabbing the school list and checking it twice. My preschoolers can’t read a calendar, but they feel something in the...
If you're like me, you probably try your best to limit screen time but also know sometimes flipping on a show is the easiest way to wind down, distract, or even spend some relaxing family time together on a...

Great Introductions

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My palms were sweaty, and I cleared my throat. It had seemed like a good idea, but now that the moment was here I felt the magnitude of the situation. Two people who had shaped how I view the...
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Private School Guilt

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Any time someone asks me where our soon-to-be kindergartner will be going to school next year, I cringe and try to change the subject. As a product of public schools, a public school teacher, and someone who believes vehemently...

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Summer Reading Programs in Kansas City

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In these turbulent times of quarantines and lockdowns, the partial reopening of local libraries are giving us the distractions we need, both...