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College Days: Two Weeks In

August 23, 2014
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College Days: Two Weeks In

Two weeks. Fourteen days. That’s how long it is since I saw my daughter last. Dropping her off at college seems like months ago. It’s not that the house is quieter without her. She’s a very quiet person. But even her quiet, reserved presence is noticeably missing from the hub bub of the house....
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To Zip the Coat Or Not? Letting Kids Fail and Grow #greatschools

June 17, 2014
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To Zip the Coat Or Not? Letting Kids Fail and Grow #greatschools

Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this post. I’ve done it. I’m sure you’ve done it too. As parents, we’ve all done it at one time or another. Scene: Your home. Your child struggles zipping his coat. You see your child tugging the zip up and down but not getting the coat zipped. He...
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Pie-jacking, Homework, Carpools, Oh My

March 19, 2014
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Pie-jacking, Homework, Carpools, Oh My

Update on PieGate: The pie I dropped off on Friday that went missing? Was delivered to her teacher by another student. Faith restored that her pie was not in fact jacked on Pi Day. Funny of the day? A school administrator told me that ONE HUNDRED PIES were dropped off at the school office...
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Searching for the Perfect #Prom Dress? Check Out @JenJenHouse

February 28, 2014
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Searching for the Perfect #Prom Dress? Check Out @JenJenHouse

Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this post. I have a confession. Are you ready for it? Here I go. Deep breath. Exhale. Whispers. I’m a stalker…a stalker of prom photos on Facebook. What?! You thought I meant I was a real stalker? Pshaw! Nope, I’m not THAT type of stalker. But show me...
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Middle Schoolers Explore Engineering at #FutureCity #GirlDay2014

February 17, 2014
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Middle Schoolers Explore Engineering at #FutureCity #GirlDay2014

Science classes at my school were dry…and if I am honest…quite dull. The formats for all my classes in middle school and high school were set in stone. Years and years of girls at my school had done the same thing every day in every class…girls entered the class, greeted the teacher, opened their...
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Snow Day Fun #PolarVortex

January 29, 2014
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Snow Day Fun #PolarVortex

Two weeks before Christmas, the kids had 2 snow days. Last week we also had 2 snow days plus MLK Day. Snow days have always been a family affair around here. My husband is a former-English-teacher-now-school-administrator. He’s always had the same snow days as the kids. Occasionally, his county will declare a snow day...
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Will You Survive the Search for the Perfect Prom Dress?

January 9, 2014
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Will You Survive the Search for the Perfect Prom Dress?

Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post. The views expressed in this post are my own. I did not know anything about American high schools. I made the decision to go to college in the United States, by looking at college brochures. This was in the Dark Ages pre-internet and streaming TV/movies. I...
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Inspiration Not Perspiration at Sports Practice #seizingfamilytime

November 20, 2013
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Inspiration Not Perspiration at Sports Practice #seizingfamilytime

Disclosure: The links in this post are to my amazon affiliate account. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right. — Henry Ford               I’ve spent a lot of time in school gyms. A LOT OF TIME. Have I mentioned that I spend a...
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Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane: #Halloween with Little Ones

November 14, 2013
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Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane: #Halloween with Little Ones

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.                   My neighbor stopped by on Halloween with her adorable baby. He’s about one. He was strapped in his jogging stroller. The rain was starting to come down, but he was ever so snug in his Tigger costume. You know...
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Back to School: Taming the Homework Beast

October 23, 2013
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I should have homework under control by now. It’s October when all is said and done. How many years have I been at this “mom of a school-aged child” thing anyway? 12? 13 years? And yet why don’t I have a set system in place? Why am I scrambling for a routine? First, let...
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