We live in a time in which many families have both parents or a single parent working, whether by choice or because finances require them to. Plenty of stay-at-home moms send their kids to something like a Mother’s Day...
Many of us know the stress of preparing a child for Kindergarten: How soon is too soon? What if he doesn't know how to write his name? How far should she be able to count? Does he need to...
"Sticker charts don't work for my kid." If you have said this, then this post is for you. Several years ago, I got my first teaching job right out of college in a preK/Head Start classroom. I learned some valuable behavior...
Welcome to part 2 of my Create, Imagine, Play post! A few months ago, I shared the benefits of sensory bins and how you can create your own sensory bins in my post Create, Imagine, Play: Sensory Bins 101....
It's no secret this the last school year has been a bit weird. For many of us, taking on the much larger role in our kid's day to day learning has been both rewarding and insanely challenging. And that's...
I believe we can all agree that 2020 was a tough year for education. A global pandemic, nationwide school closures, quarantine, and virtual learning were not on anyone’s radar last January. As frustrated families around the nation took to...

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I've read a lot lately about us trusting our intuition as moms, the experts of our own children and the ones who know them best. And I'm 100% on board. I think no one can be as fierce an...
Hallelujah to a break from the weirdest school year ever. My kids need a mental break. I need a mental break from thinking about anything related to learning or schedules. However, a break means loads of free time. Don't...
What comes to mind when you hear the word trauma? Maybe a specific traumatic event or some violent physical harm, or maybe you’ve heard the word used so broadly and applied so frequently you cannot pinpoint any specific meaning....
I am homeschooling my second grade daughter for the first (and hopefully only) time this year *thanks rona* and although it has been a challenge at every turn, one thing I do love about it is the freedom I...
Webb School of Knoxville is a Pre-K through 12th grade private, independent, coeducational day school in West Knoxville. Founded in 1955, Webb School provides a world-class, college preparatory curriculum that is continually evolving in light of technological advances, new...
The importance of reading to our children is a well publicized fact. It helps them with phonemic awareness, exposes them to language, teaches empathy, and gives them words to help process how they're feeling. Numerous studies have been done...

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