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I Don’t Want To Redshirt My (Potential) Kindergartener

Before having kids, my only experience with the term “redshirting” was in regards to college football. As a parent, I’ve now got a different understanding of “redshirting” and it has nothing to do with football. “Redshirting” is when a parent decides to hold back a potential Kindergartener for an extra year. So, instead of sending your 5-year-old […]

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IDEA public schools

What Makes IDEA Unique?

:: SPONSORED BY : IDEA Public Schools ::In 2018, IDEA Austin will be home to 10 IDEA schools, with the addition of IDEA Kyle Academy and College Prep, and IDEA Pflugerville Academy and College Prep. IDEA Austin will serve nearly 6,000 students between its academy and college prep campuses in grades K through 12. IDEA’s […]

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oregon trail

What Ever Happened to the Oregon Trail?

I’ve sent many kids off on their first day of school, but this year it was my youngest niece who kept up the tradition and it brought back a flood of memories. The fashion, the compartmental lunch trays (I hate my food to touch, but that’s another blog post), and the computer lab. Oooohhh the […]

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team sports

Team Sports: “I Want to Quit!”

When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do was play softball in the local youth league. I played softball from the tee-ball years up until middle school. I loved everything about the game and being a part of a team. When we had kids, I hoped that they would eventually acquire a love for […]

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FOMO

I Have FOMO!

My daughter begins her screech laughter while scream/singing. It is one part adorable, one part ear piercing, migraine inducing. And overall, a big fat sign that it is unequivocally NAP TIME! BIG TIME. “No no no no nap!” she pleads. “Yes yes yes yes nap,” I very maturely return. Seriously, hang out with a two-year-old […]

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