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How We Schedule Summer

Working at a school and being a “type-A” personality, I thrive on a schedule. That first week of “summer break” throws my mind and body for a loop. I don’t know what day it is, what time it is, or what’s coming up on the agenda. It’s almost like I have to find myself again. […]

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Stand For Children :: Our March Nonprofit of the Month

QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL: Stand for Children Believes That Every Child Deserves an Equal Opportunity to Succeed A great education is at the core of the American dream; it is the bedrock of jobs, security, and the pursuit of a better life. Yet the opportunities of too many children are limited through no fault of their […]

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Dress Up Day Despair

I love school.  I love all types of school – public school, homeschool, summer school, private school – all of it.  The school supply aisles in July and August make me giddy. I suppose it has something to do with my life before kids when I was a school teacher. It was a fantastic job and I […]

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The Motherload

It was the day to drop off supplies for the new school year when I realized I had forgotten to do about seventy-five different things, including getting supplies, emergency contact forms filled out, and immunization records into school. I started to panic, and then I was angry. Why was I always such a slacker? Is […]

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10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Homeschooling

You’re thinking about homeschooling, aren’t you? Don’t be shy. I see you looking. Whether you’re new to homeschooling, toying with the idea of homeschooling, or seeking to support a homeschooling family, you’re undoubtedly curious. I’ll let you in on a secret: there’s a huge learning curve associated with homeschooling, and it’s not what you’re thinking. It […]

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