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It's important to read books to celebrate diversity for a myriad of reasons. Marginalized children shouldn't be the the only ones reading and being exposed to diverse books, nor are their lives the only ones that will be enriched...
Every child deserves to see themselves reflected in picture books, and every child deserves to see the many cultures we have in our world! I’ve put together this list books celebrating diversity for preschoolers, which is great to either...
Like many parents this fall, you may find yourself unexpectedly homeschooling your children. You may be drowning in Pinterest boards full of great homeschooling ideas, but not have the time to implement them. Enter the Substitute Teacher. We present...
Remote and Virtual Learning: Many of us are opting for, or it has been chosen for us, a hybrid of virtual learning and in-person school. We have the best hacks, tips and tricks for a fantastic school year from moms...
Homeschool Hacks As an experienced homeschool mom, I often get asked by new homeschoolers for advice. I'll share my top homeschool hacks for those of you who might be trying homeschooling out for the first time this year. Be sure...
I’ve been thinking a lot about this school year both as a teacher, as a wife of another teacher, and as a mom. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to say to other parents to prepare...
What do you see when you look at this picture? It’s a celebratory birthday drink! Lovely kitchen. Huge smile. A woman who has her act together. It’s exactly what I wanted the picture to look like. It was perfectly...
It seems like every spring and summer we have quite the run with severe weather. With Midwest weather varying from hail to heatstroke to tornadoes to typhoons (ok, just kidding, but the alliteration sounded good) it's important to know...
Do you know what our teachers and administrators are doing right now? Working ALL.THE.TIME. The beauty of technology is that during a health crisis, our educational system can still deliver quality curriculum right into our homes. The downside of...
So you have found yourself an accidental Coronavirus Homeschooler! I would venture to guess that you are a fabulous mom and are well positioned to homeschool your kids any time, even during a national crises such as the Coronavirus...
After reading about the Amazon forest ferocious deforestation, the Siberian forest on fire, the melting of the Permafrost, the isles of plastic in the oceans , I am having trouble falling asleep.  I start thinking of my four little...
Cheating in school is nothing new. I’m sure many of us can recall a time when we heard about some kids cheating in school (not any of us, of course) and maybe they got away with it, or maybe...

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