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No Homework Policy?

Oh, the honeymoon in the beginning of the school year. New backpacks, lunch boxes, smiles, and the excitement of school in the air. The novelty may have worn off my now. Have a school age child? How would a “No Homework Policy” sound? You may ask yourself, does my child have time to: Play? Create? […]

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Teaching Civility in Seemingly Less Than Civil Times

There’s been so much talk lately about civility – particularly in national politics. I remember hearing the elementary school children at the bus stop last fall saying how they couldn’t stand this candidate or that one. Of course, they knew nothing about either individual or their political agendas. But this idea goes beyond politics and […]

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4 Easy Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Does your child pick up on new concepts and ideas like a little sponge? It always amazes me how quickly and eager they are to learn. I noticed from the first week Shep started going to preschool that he not only enjoyed learning, but he thrived in a traditional learning environment. He talked about the […]

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Mompreneur So Hard

Thanks to our partner Krista at Evolve Capital for providing this content.   If it’s not enough meeting the demands of staying home, educating your children, cleaning the house, grocery shopping, and preparing three squares a day, there is a new phenomenon trending with today’s stay at home mom. The Momprenuer. You may already be […]

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Is Handwriting A Lost Art?

Is handwriting a lost art? Remember the days when writing a thank you note was the norm, reading cursive was an expectation and not a choice, and writing your signature set you apart from everyone else? Surprisingly, things have changed for our children. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for children to be introduced to technology […]

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Summer Reading Resources

For many Central Ohio school districts, summer is here.  Kids (and teachers!) are in summer mode and time spent on learning seems to be taking a back seat to sports (at least in our house).  This summer, however, I plan on keeping my kids’ skills strong by planning ahead and using lots of community resources.   This […]

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