Who would've thought that when we left school for Spring Break, we wouldn't be returning? All of a sudden, parents everywhere found themselves "crisis schooling." (Let's not say homeschooling, shall we, because let's face it, we aren't quite doing...
When considering a school for their children, parents often prioritize important factors: What is the student/teacher ratio? What is the average class size? Will my child have access to co-curricular activities? And while campus amenities will glimmer and test...

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Almost immediately after learning that we were all going to be quarantined in our houses for an indeterminate amount of time (remember when we all thought it was going to be just two weeks?), the lists started: "50 Fun...
My husband and I moved to Memphis for his job without knowing anyone here. In the beginning, when it was just the two of us, we were fine being by ourselves. We worked long hours at very demanding jobs,...
Don’t get me wrong, I like summer vacation. But we thrive on routine. It's back to school, and this year I have four kids attending the same school! (All the praise hands). I currently have a kindergartner, third, fourth, and fifth...
Recently I attended a back to school event for my daughter at her new school. I sat down next to some moms I recognized from meet the teacher night. I smiled at them, made eye contact, and waited for...
Physical Education is a vital part of any child's overall educational experience. And don’t let the name fool you—its benefits are much more than simply physical. Research has shown that, with regards to academic performance, young students who have...
Dear Teacher(s), Thank you for loving my child so well. Middle school can be tough. Physical changes collide with hormonal and internal changes. Attitudes erupt like a volcano and subside just as quickly as the tide. It's confusing. It's confusing to...
My children know that whenever they proclaim, "Mama, I'm hungry," I will immediately answer something along the lines of, "Hi! I'm Mom. Nice to meet you." Yet they make this statement approximately 17 times a day. My response doesn't seem...
This week I dropped off my big girl at school for her first day of first grade. What a difference a year makes. Sure, it was a bit chaotic, as first days tend to be, but gone was the anxiety (mostly...

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