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Five Ways Parents and Caregivers Can Support Teachers

With a new school year upon us, many families are thinking about back-to-school shopping, helping their kids adjust to a new classroom and fitting school back into their daily routine. But there’s another important thing parents can do to help their kids be successful this year: supporting their teachers. Teacher retention is a huge issue […]

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So Much for My ‘Chill’ Mom Vibe

While other moms are preparing for back-to-school by mapping out how to buy school supplies without breaking the bank and deciding what gear they can’t live without, I’m over here losing my collective you-know-what. Not because I’m stressed with last-minute errands but because in less than two months, my teenage daughter will officially be driving. In […]

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Divorced (But Not Damaged)

When a divorce happens, it can feel like you’ve hit your rock bottom — as if you are this lost soul just roaming about, getting the bare minimum in life done each day. You are in survival mode for yourself but mainly for your kids. The vision I had put forth in my mind of […]

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After Infidelity, All Paths Lead to Hard Work

When I first got married in my twenties, I knew exactly how I would handle infidelity if it ever occurred. I would certainly, most definitely, unquestionably leave immediately.  Nearly a decade later, the unthinkable happened. I found some emails I wasn’t supposed to see, and my world came crashing down.  A week earlier my husband […]

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Every Parent’s Dilemma: How to Pave the Way for Future Academic Success

Thank you to the Learning Care Group for helping children (and their parents) pave the way for academic success! “I’m not sure what I should be teaching our son,” I recently said to my husband of our 18-month-old son, Archer. “He can say all of 12 words. Isn’t it a little early to be teaching […]

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