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Simple Ways to Raise Readers

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Growing up I didn't just like to read, I LOVED to read. I was the kid who was supposed to be cleaning my room or coming down to dinner, but instead I was reading. I never went anywhere without...
Have you seen a child beg for a bright flashing toy, only to play with it momentarily before tossing it aside? This is frustrating for parents who feel their home is covered in toys that get thrown around more...
As we are spending time at home more, I have never been so thankful for my stash of preschool creative supplies! Many of my friends have been asking me for an easy list of go-to items to have on...
After reading The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies, I was inspired to make several changes in our home. One of the many topics discussed in this book is how to set up Montessori-style spaces. I loved how thoughtfully and...
Hi there! If you're reading this in the future: the year is 2020, there's a global pandemic going on, and we've been told to "shelter in place" AKA stay home. I've been sheltering in place for the better part...
My first kid is headed to kindergarten this fall. He’s our oldest, so this is a brave new world for us. I mean, he’s been in preschool since he was two, but this is the "Real Deal Holyfield". Big school....
In just a few months, we'll be a year into the Covid-19 pandemic and all the things that came with it, like grocery stockpiling, increasing our vitamin intake to boost our immunity, and deciding on which mask best matches...
I thought I would be able to handle the terrible twos easily. I thought both of my twins would handle the them the same way and would even learn from each other. How wrong I was! I often find...
I was a full-time teacher before my children were born. I loved teaching in a classroom and I love teaching my kids at home now. However, sometimes the important job of teaching and training your kids can be a...
A Story of Diaper Failure How do I tell you in an eloquent way that this blog begins with being inspired by none other than… poop? A word I rarely used until I had a child, and that I still...

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Antique Shopping in Birmingham

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