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A Love Letter To My College Bound Son

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and LISTERINE. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToBold #CollectiveBias  To My College Bound Son: I cannot believe that you will soon be headed off to college. From the time you came into my life, I have been preparing you for this day. What I failed to… Read More A Love Letter To My College Bound Son

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Multiple Intelligences: How Is Your Child Smart?

Growing up I was often considered a gifted and talented kid. I excelled in math and science. I won my school spelling bee two years in a row. I received the Presidential Physical Fitness award at the highest level. I was first chair flute in band. I was even permitted to join the choir a year early based… Read More Multiple Intelligences: How Is Your Child Smart?

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Dress Your Non-Girly Girl For School with Gymboree School Uniforms

This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you click and link and make a purchase I may be paid a small commission at no additional cost to you. I was compensated for this post, but absolutely love the Gymboree brand of stores. I know you will too.  It’s time to start getting ready… Read More Dress Your Non-Girly Girl For School with Gymboree School Uniforms

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JCPS to Consider Hiring Non-Violent Felons

For a long time, Harold and I disagreed the best way to educate our children. He went to private school; I went to public school. Ultimately, we settled on the schools that work best for our children individually, one public and one private. But it wasn’t without struggle. I am an advocate for public school.… Read More JCPS to Consider Hiring Non-Violent Felons

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There Was a Shooting At My Son’s School

During his sophomore year there was a shooting in my son‘s school. He attended Fern Creek Traditional High School in Louisville, KY. Maybe you heard about it on the news. A student opened fire on the second-floor hallway shooting one student in the stomach. Like most school shootings, this one received national news coverage. CNN, The Huffington Post, even the NY Daily… Read More There Was a Shooting At My Son’s School

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3 Lessons You Didn’t Know Cooking Teaches Your Kids

Allowing my children to help me cook was something I had to grow into. I love them dearly, but many times they can slow me down. However, once I learned that they have different intelligences – Olivia is visual/spatial and Alexandra is logical/mathematical – that enhancing their learning outside the classroom is vital. There are… Read More 3 Lessons You Didn’t Know Cooking Teaches Your Kids

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Kid Friendly Black History Books: 4 Books That Make It Fun

This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click the link and make a purchase I receive a small commission to help run this site.  I only recommend items and products that I have used and love.  Your support is appreciated. February is Black History Month. The month-long celebration was started in 1926 by… Read More Kid Friendly Black History Books: 4 Books That Make It Fun

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How I Lost a Year of College Savings and Why I’m Happy About It!

I am sure you are wondering how I could be happy about losing money for college. Especially with the increasing costs of obtaining a college education. Sounds unreal, right? Well, it’s true. And here’s my story. As a parent I have always been very careful to meet my children’s needs individually. The all have different… Read More How I Lost a Year of College Savings and Why I’m Happy About It!