As long as I have been a part of the early childhood education world, the following phrase has been a part of it: You get what you get, and you don’t get upset. I don’t know when parents and educators started using this phrase, but can we please stop? Not only is it dismissive to … Continue reading →
One of my son’s favorite books is “No, David!” by David Shannon. We read it all the time. I like to jokingly put his name in the book, and while it is funny, it also hits a nerve for him and me too. That’s because we can both see him as the character in this … Continue reading →
Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you’ve let the ball drop, didn’t realize it was Mother’s Day, or are still scrambling to figure out what to do, I have you covered! As a mom of two, I love the appreciation I receive on Mother’s Day. My youngest son already said Happy Mother’s Day and … Continue reading →
A year plus into this COVID pandemic, and I know I am not the only parent feeling burnt out, exhausted, worn down, and even hopeless at times. I am already dealing with depression; I was first diagnosed at 23, long before becoming a mama. I have always had good days and bad days. I have … Continue reading →
I want to give a shout-out to all the educators who have been working tirelessly since last spring to ensure our children had a safe place to learn, whether virtually or in the building. While my situation allowed me to leave the classroom and stay home with my children, I realize that is not the … Continue reading →
How often have we said or thought the following phrase about someone else, “Do something, You’re the parent.” In our society, we love to judge other people, especially parents, and the way we all display our lives in public and on social media makes it extremely easy for others to judge and be judged. I … Continue reading →
The countdown to Christmas is here, Hanukkah begins on December 8th, and December 6th, today, is St. Nicholas Day. Gift giving is in the air, especially with all the gifts being sent by mail this year. One of the areas in school that many parents and teachers worry children are missing out on is STEM. … Continue reading →
In case you haven’t noticed from the stores decking their halls since October, the holiday season is upon us. Whether that means Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Three Kings Day, St. Nicholas Day, New Years, or more, I am sure I am not versed in; it is the time of year people give gifts. I do … Continue reading →
The hot topic among parents right now is Trick-or-Treating. Our kids have missed out on so much the last eight months; do they really have to miss out on trick-or-treating too? I have to be honest, as a mom, I am on the fence. I LOVE trick-or-treating; I still put on a costume and go … Continue reading →
Music is a powerful tool. It evokes emotions, memories, cheers us up, provides energy, or allows us to wallow if that is our mood. Music has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. My parents played instruments growing up, my sisters and I played instruments and studied music, and I … Continue reading →
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