As the school year begins, our mom brains are in overdrive, thinking about our children's health and safety in entirely different ways. Are our kids going to be safe at school? Should we keep them home instead? Sadly, for...
Did you know I have five kids? I do. It's nuts. But hey, that's what happens when you're a little crazy. And my house is on a whole different level of crazy. Ask anyone who knows me well. On...
Deciding between online learning vs. on-campus learning has been a difficult choice for families, many balancing worries about the coronavirus with the social and emotional needs of children. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests in-person learning is better because students learn best...
Recently, someone asked me how things are going, and I replied, “Fine….we are just floating through middle school.” I have been through middle school twice, and I am currently in the middle of my third cycle of it. I know...
With the dawn of virtual education, many parents are taking on unprecedented educational challenges. Even the parents whose students are opting into virtual school, where teachers will have prepared lesson plans and educational materials, will have to take on...
"The first time I had an African American educator was my sophomore year of college," shares Alexa Dell. The recent college graduate grew up attending a private school here in the Mid-South, where she remembers the impact of supportive...
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Back to {Virtual} School

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As a mom of 4 school-aged children, this year’s back to school is like no other. Virtual school is new for many households. I’m sure many parents are feeling that sting of trying to take into account multiple factors...
As schools prepare for on-campus classes for the first time since March, students may be feeling a bit anxious due to the pandemic's uncertainty. "With temperature checks, wearing masks, socially distancing, reimagined classroom settings, etc., things are going to look...
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:...
If someone had told me a year ago, that masks would be the newest fashion accessory, I would've thought they were off their rockers. But along came 2020, the WEIRDEST year ever, and now everyone should be is wearing...

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Ok. So 2020 wasn’t all that it cracked up to be. It was supposed to be the Roaring Twenties, Part II. But... However, 2021...