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Seasons of Parenting

The Seasons of Parenting

Most days I love being a parent. I may not like the arguing, the whining, and the spilling of food and drink. But in general, it’s something I’m very grateful for. However, when people tell me to appreciate my kids when they’re young, that someday they won’t want to be with me, that I will […]

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3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

    As public schools finish the first marking period, most of us face the same upcoming event on the calendar: Parent-Teacher Conference Day. I have a confession… This teacher hates Conference Day. Don’t get me wrong, I like meeting with parents. We schedule conferences all year and welcome collaborating with parents and providing consistency […]

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Confession: I Hired a House Cleaner

Confession: I Hired a House Cleaner

  She’s already in the master bedroom. I hear something heavy drag across the carpet, then thump to the floor. Hurried footsteps, a soft pufft, and the smell of bleach permeates the house. She’s too quick, I worry. I’ll never make it out in time. The kids are half-dressed, tired, and angry. I woke them […]

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Trusting My Instincts

Trusting My Instincts and Learning to Ask for Help

  As an early childhood educator and preschool director for the last 10+ years, you can imagine I’ve seen it all.  I’ve seen kids of all types with all kinds of unique needs, personalities, learning styles, and coping techniques. I’ve coached teachers through all types of situations. And with my director hat and tool bag […]

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