in-person learning

What I’ve Learned Since My Kids Started Back to In-Person Learning

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I held my daughter’s soft hand as her brother raced ahead to the bus. It was the first day of in-person learning at school. Parents waved at each other, smiled, and made comments on...

Pregnancy + Smart Devices… What To Know To Protect Your Baby

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Behavioral difficulties in children are becoming more common these days, little did moms know this could start as early as pregnancy and they only had to look as far as their smart devices. As...

My kids are fine with virtual learning, it’s me who is on the struggle...

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As a mom of 7 kids, I’m no stranger to learning at home. I was a homeschooling parent for many years, but last year almost all of our kids decided to go to public...

It is okay for my kids to be left out.

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It is okay for my kids to be left out. The weight of it hit me like a ton of bricks. A brewing, stormy friendship had reached capacity and all those big feelings bubbling just...
school grade older

And just like that… another school grade level older

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This week is the week that we all embark "back to school"...virtually. And just like that.... they're all another school grade level older. Like most districts, our family's school district will be virtual for...
Back to School

Back to School in a Pandemic – Let’s Be Kind

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It is so hard to explain how I feel about the kids returning back to school in the middle of a pandemic. The reality is, I'm not sure how I feel about it. On...
Potty Training

Mama Didn’t Raise No Chiflada: A Potty Training Tale

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I’ve spent the last year trying various different potty training tactics on my three-year-old son. I’m talking, letting him be naked all day, giving him a piece of candy every time he had a...

Resources to help you navigate schooling during COVID

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With a whirlwind of confusion and panic looming over the upcoming school year, many parents are looking for answers. Austin Mayor Steve Adler has recently stated that virtual schooling is likely to go beyond...
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Resources & Tips to Teaching Math at Home

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In the current climate of viruses, unemployment numbers, and social distancing, many of our normal daily routines are dearly missed. One of those routines is our children walking into school each morning to meet...

Special Needs children left behind as Texas Education Agency plans for upcoming school year

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I’ve been watching the Texas Education Agency announcements like they are expected friend’s wedding invitations. Except it isn’t an invitation to celebrate love or an open bar (let’s be honest 🏆). I’ve tried to picture...