School Days

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Preschool Is For Play

Before I dive in, our past experiences and intuition inspired our preschool decision. As long as the preschool loves and cares for your child, at the end of the day there’s unlikely to be an insurmountable difference between balanced, academic, or play-based preschool. (Read about the differences here.) We chose a play-based preschool for our […]

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10 Fresh School Lunch Ideas

The new school year is upon us, and that means back to routines, alarm clocks, and check-lists. Probably right at the top of your list is making sure your kiddos have their lunches packed and ready to go when you are inevitably running out the door in the mornings.  A few tips to pack school […]

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I Don’t Want My Son To Play Football

I love sports. I was lucky enough to be a coach for soccer, track, and cross country for several years when I taught middle school. Every year, I had to go through a required concussion training (find something similar here). Every year I walked away with one thought: if I ever have a son, he […]

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A Farewell Letter to Summer

Goodbye to Summer Dear Summer, In many ways it seems as though it was just May, and we were counting down the moments until your care-free days. We were burnt out on school, schedules, and alarm clocks. We longed for for your flexibility, spontaneity, and childhood delight. We were full of plans for memorable vacations, […]

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Back to School Event

Join us for a Back to School Event The first 20 moms {or dads} through the door will receive a BACKPACK FILLED WITH BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Don’t worry – every mama will walk away with an on-the-go coffee mug + a full belly of McDonald’s Premium Salad/Beverage. Kids eat too! Where:  McDonald’s 1209 Barton […]

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