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”

How a to do list saved my sanity

In a mere three weeks of consistently using a to do list app my feeling over overwhelm has lessened significantly and my self esteem has risen exponentially. Since my success both physically and mentally has been so measurable using just a simple app I knew that I needed to share this secret with other momsContinue reading “How a to do list saved my sanity”

Technology usage for children

Since many schools are starting up this year doing distance learning that relies heavily on technology I thought I’d take a little bit of time to speak on the subject.  WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY? Considering that every modern gadget we use could be considered technology, let’s focus on just a few things that kids might beContinue reading “Technology usage for children”

Let’s Celebrate Minimalistic Running Shoes on Global Running Day

As the miles roll by in my renewed running journey I started to look at new shoes and thought, why do people choose minimalistic shoes vs other styles to run in? From the eyes of a novice runner, it seems like the type of running you’re going to be doing (track running, street running orContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate Minimalistic Running Shoes on Global Running Day”