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THE HARDEST PARTS OF PARENTING JUST GOT HARDER: WE CAN DO THIS.

The Coronavirus protocol and social distancing magnifies my parenting insecurities and frankly, I’m not doing well.  Instead of small challenges I balance each day, these feelings of failure and questions are blown up and boldly displayed like an old school overhead projector where no one is adjusting the dial. It’s all too big and too […]

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SCHOOL FAMILY NIGHT IDEA: CULTURAL CARNIVAL

One of my favorite school family evenings of the year is the Cultural Carnival. This community cultural night  celebrates the rich diversity at our elementary school and teaches our kids about other cultures.  This past year ten countries were represented at different booths in the gym. From Myanmar to Nigeria to Uzbekistan, we learned about […]

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TEACHING KIDS TO GIVE BACK

Let’s face it. Today we are raising super kids. They excel academically, are in every club imaginable, and are star athletes in multiple sports. We rush them from school to practice to private lessons and then wonder why they are self-absorbed. I have found a great and easy way to get kids to think outside […]

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