{Disclaimer: We are working with Davis Studio to bring you this post, however, all opinions are our own!} Dear Diary, Jason, my husband, and I just had our Parent-Teacher Conference to talk about how Caroline, our 2.5 year old daughter, is doing...
Our children spend a gazillion hours of their lives in school, so chances are good that you and your child will have to speak with a teacher about a problem at some point. But teachers, you may have noticed,...
This is part 2 of a 3 part series about Foster Care. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and it's followed in May by National Foster Care Month, so what better time to dive into the world of foster...
I recently saw the graphic posted below about schooling options from Latched Mama. I liked seeing the graphic and it made me feel supported, so I decided to venture into the comments (I know, totally risky, these days). What...
So your kids have decided they just love dance. They are in multiple classes throughout the week ranging from ballet to tap to hip hop. You have spent the year in the waiting room of the dance studio chatting it...
This is my fourth year celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) with my daughter. The realization of that is kind of crazy.  She was born in July. so we just made the first WBW which is held the first week in...

The Grocery School

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I used to be fearless. I toted three young children to the grocery store by myself. One up front in the cart, one in the big part of the cart (yes, I am aware that you aren't supposed to do...
My son Aden got the bug for snowboarding last year when his grandmother bought him one of those cheap plastic snowboards from Target.  We only used it a few times last year but that was enough to plant a...
During the last three years, I have worked as a substitute teacher, and it has become more and more apparent to me that people who become teachers do not do it for the money. They are worth far more...
{Disclaimer: We have partnered together with The Edge to bring you this sponsored post on their Kids & Fitness school programs.} Are you still looking for childcare or a preschool option for your little one? Look no further than The...
Thinking about being a chaperone on your child's field trip? Have you already volunteered to go to an apple orchard or the Flynn Theatre with up to 20 other children?   Whether you are a seasoned chaperone or a first...

Summer Camp Review

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Back in February I attended the Kids VT Camp & School Fair.  My son Aden was turning 5 in April and my husband and I thought that some summer camps would be a good way to prep him for...
I've read a lot of posts lately about unplugging and being 100% present with your kids. I'm not knocking this idea at all, but I must say that I am unapologetically pro technology and connectivity. I personally find motherhood,...
Reading is a big part of our family life. We started reading books out loud every night when our firstborn was just an infant, and it became so ingrained into our routine that our children automatically know to go pick...

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