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Due to the unique dynamics of our family, we decided before our children were even in school that we would homeschool. Of course, there are many different reasons for a family to choose a certain educational path. My educational...
In our house, we read. A lot. If you walk through our front door, you will see books casually laying - well- everywhere. We read for fun; we read for information; and we read for procrastination (that’s admittedly mostly...
Twas the night before school starts and all through the house, Every creature is stirring, tossing and turning, even the mouse. The backpacks for school are ready and lunches packed with care, Along with bags of supplies and hope the kids can...

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Growing up in the 60s (yikes) in Nashville, I played outside mostly, going from house to house with a wagon in tow, or sometimes skates, a bike or possibly a carriage of some sort. There was always a friend...
I could recite Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by heart after the first week my girls insisted that should be the only book I read them. Since then, they’ve gone through phases of different favorite books; and as daunting as...
Homeschooling continues to grow in popularity in the U.S.  and with that rise in popularity comes an increase in resources available to those who choose home education. Lucky for us, the Greater Dayton area has a lot to offer to...
Have you ever searched for a daycare? Man, it's rough. The relief I felt when we finally made a decision was incomparable, but it didn't last long.  I’d just returned to work from maternity leave. I was starting in a...
Mom! Mommy?! Mooooommmmmmm! Mum? Hey Mom?! You go by many names and answer questions all day long. Do you ever feel like you're taking a test you didn't study for? Or you've somehow ended up in a class that is...
I LOVE our Library. I should restate; I love our Libraries. And I don’t just mean the branches of one system. I have a warm place in my heart for Dayton Metro, Washington-Centerville, Greene County, and Wright Memorial Library. I’m...
Kids love dogs. Every time my little ones see a pup going by they immediately want to interact/pet/love on the ball of fluffy cuteness walking by. To be fair, I’m usually right there with them oohing and awing over...
A very important person had a birthday this week. Theodore Gueisel…one of the most well-known authors in the world. What? You don’t know him? Oh…wait, maybe you will recognize him by his pen name: Dr. Seuss. He chose a...
When my daughter was two months old, it was pointed out to me that I was putting her into her carseat incorrectly. Like, ALL wrong. Nobody had ever shown me how to correctly put her in so, honestly, I...
For many parents, before we have children, we just assume that things will go smoothly and according to plan. We will teach them and prepare them and all will be well. Of course, once those children arrive in this...
The current recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics is no television viewing at all for kids under 2. Zero. Nada. Zilch. This is a tough subject, and there are lots of opinions here, but don't follow the crowd just...

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