21 Common Sense Things Moms Should Know in 2021

I love my Facebook Mommy Groups, but there are an unending list of common sense things that are asked about in them. In the spirit of Pinterest, the repetitiveness inspired me to make this quick list to consolidate months of reading for you into one nice neat package. Here, to start off 2021 with aContinue reading “21 Common Sense Things Moms Should Know in 2021”

Finding the one word that can make you more successful in the New Year

How would you feel about being able to replace a list of New Years Resolutions with one word to set yourself up for success for the new year?

Exploring Your Heritage — Sharing the end of the year holidays with kids

Depending on where your ancestors come from your family celebrates different end of the year celebrations. Religions usually have a big influence on which one is celebrated in your home, and there are more mainstream popular traditions that have become normal for even the non-religious to celebrate. While every family has their own traditions, learningContinue reading “Exploring Your Heritage — Sharing the end of the year holidays with kids”

The Election Through the Eyes of an Elementary School Kid

The upcoming presidential election is a big deal here in the United States. All of the kids are studying it in different ways. I don’t remember when I learned about elections, but I do remember seeing either the President or VP making the graduation speech at West Point when my dad taught there. It wasContinue reading “The Election Through the Eyes of an Elementary School Kid”

Allergies After Childbirth: What No One Is Talking About

I’ll admit that there were many things I didn’t know before having kids. The idea that I would suddenly become allergic to everyday items after giving birth was nowhere near the list of things that I’d be surprised by after bringing home my kids from the hospital. NO PREVIOUS HISTORY OF SERIES ALLERGIES Other thanContinue reading “Allergies After Childbirth: What No One Is Talking About”

Keys For Kindergarten Excellence

While I do believe teachers hold the magic tips and tricks to teaching your kindergartener, here are some things to think about when approaching your child’s kindergarten year.

How to Absolutely Use Google Calendar Like a Pro

A few years ago I wrote a great post called How to Absolutely Spring Break Like a Pro and it got me to think about what kinds of things I know how to do like a pro.   As a mom I’m more of a renaissance man, but one thing I know I’m good at isContinue reading “How to Absolutely Use Google Calendar Like a Pro”

Open The Gates For Personal Development As A MomMe By Using Enneagrams

Fiction writing is a passion of mine and earlier this year I was exploring both Personality Types and Enneagrams on the advice of a writer named Abbie Emmons. On her YouTube channel she has an extremely informative series of videos on fiction writing. The character building portion of this list had a plan of actionContinue reading “Open The Gates For Personal Development As A MomMe By Using Enneagrams”

(Attention: Parents of school aged kids) Don’t write off homework until you read this

The great debate over homework has been going on for decades. As a member of a family of educators from college level professors to elementary school teachers you may be surprised about my opinion on homework. Even with my educational friendly background I’m not a stranger to recognizing excessive amounts of homework. Out of allContinue reading “(Attention: Parents of school aged kids) Don’t write off homework until you read this”