books on motherhood

Mommy Must Reads

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I know free time, especially time to read, is probably in short supply for you these days. If and when there is time to spare, it always feels like there are a million and one things to do -...
It’s 2022 and we’re still in a pandemic. Schools are doing the best they can, but they’re still far from normal. Pandemic life is hard for 100,001 reasons. For our second graders, it means they have NEVER experienced a year...
Apples are one food my kids can always agree on eating. I decided to put an educational spin on snack time and talk about fractions with my kids. Keep in mind that my oldest just started kindergarten and my...
The Great Smokies have always been a special place to us. Not because we hike or are super outdoorsy people, but because we've created many amazing memories there over the last (nearly ) 16 years. My husband and I...
I Have a Rant Today. Over the past four months, I’ve seen a (welcome) uptick in the number of parents exploring homeschooling thanks to the pandemic. To some extent, I get it too. In the twelve weeks our kids were home...
We're gearing up to begin another school year and we know that brings excitement for some and panic for others. We've rounded up some of the Back-to-School posts we've written throughout the years and have organized them into one...
As an Orton-Gillingham Practitioner (Certified Academic Language Practitioner through the Academic Language Therapy Association), I've worked with many students experiencing reading difficulties. Orton-Gillingham is a multi-sensory learning approach that can work well with students diagnosed with dyslexia. It also...
“Is my child ready for elementary school?”  If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can....

Summer Reading Programs

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For many Central Ohio school districts, summer is here. Kids (and teachers!) are in summer mode and time spent on learning seems to be taking a back seat to sports (at least in our house). This summer, however, I...
Writing is therapeutic for me. At a young age I preferred story writing to sports. I savored summers spent reading on my parent’s porch swing. I had such an imagination that many times I was told to get my...

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Columbus Farmers’ Markets

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It's Farmers' Market season! It’s so important to continue to support our local farms so that they can continue to provide for the communities....