One of my earliest memories of my grandma was picking slugs in her backyard … how else were we supposed to make sure her garden wasn’t attacked? My siblings and I watched her and my mom grow everything from...
For the past six years, I have hidden handwritten notes in my bed-night stand, typed random notes on my computer, and posted handouts on my refrigerator of the best parenting advice. I hope you find these tidbits valuable and...
How to Limit Your Child’s Screen time at Home and at School Momo Challenge With the recent “Momo Challenge” phenomenon reportedly taking surge on YouTube Kids, are you highly concerned about your children’s access to the internet? I apologize for the link...
I had one goal during my later years of college: to earn a coveted 4.0 mug, a status symbol in my mind. Every term, the school gave out coffee mugs to students who earned a 4.0-grade point average. Every...
I am Six Can you please buy me another pack of Pokemon? I just want other kids to play with me at school. Stop asking me how was my day! It was the same school day as yesterday. DUH! ...
Perhaps it is because we’re an office full of moms…? Whatever the reason, we are extremely passionate about kids’ dental health and creating trusting relationships between children and their dental care providers from the very FIRST experience.  Which is...
Let's paint a picture. You, a stay-at-home-parent, occasionally find yourself daydreaming about sitting by yourself, drinking a hot (what's that?) beverage, scrolling through your social media feed without a tiny human's hands grabbing at your phone. Your kid isn't quite ready (or old...
Are you new to Columbus City Schools or anticipating enrolling your child into school within the next year or two? It seems it's never too early to start preparing for the process and deciding what school you want your...
In August, I began my 11th year as a high school English teacher. After two years at home with my kids, I came back to the classroom ready to prepare students for the real world. One quarter of the...
It’s almost New Years, a time when I like to sit back and reflect on the past year. This year I decided to pursue a new job. Though in the same field – education – teaching at an online...

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Winter break is here! Are you wondering how to fill up the entire two weeks? We have you covered! Here is our list of...