Start your day right…

Google Calendar is my Bible right now since regular activities are coming back into existence as we come out of the COVID times. A great trick I recently discovered is that you can get a daily agenda sent to you in your email inbox. It’d be great to print out and post for the familyContinue reading “Start your day right…”

Private School Here We Come

This week I turned in applications for private school. I’ve almost was a huge supporter of public school but the time has come to take more control of my kids education. I wish I didn’t have to make that choice. Next year my son would have gotten one of our favorite teachers at our schoolContinue reading “Private School Here We Come”

Cooking up something good

Right now I so excited about something new I’m cooking up for you. My Spark Creativity! post must be kicking in. I was looking at some past posts and found some things I can tweak (one of the 6 suggestions from that post about sparking your creativity). I’ve just spent a few hours setting upContinue reading “Cooking up something good”

What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?

The other day I posted Life Skills – How to Reconcile a Checkbook which I actually did learn in elementary school long ago in the 1980s in New York and revisited in middle school in the 1990s. I’ve seen videos about a dad who teaches kids with no dad how to do basic tasks likeContinue reading “What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?”

365 journal prompts for you and your kids

Journaling has become something I love to do everyday. As you can tell from my daily thoughts prompts on this blog I’m compelled to write. For some people it might not be easy or you may run out of ideas. The solution is here! The two free Facebook groups below are filled with journal promptsContinue reading “365 journal prompts for you and your kids”

Either you’ll know to avoid the place or you’ll know how to handle the next situation.

New situations always give me anxiety. I would have hoped by now as a former army brat who moved multiple times and was always faced with new situations that I would have overcome this but it’s still a thing with me to deal with. Here are a few things I tell myself before I leaveContinue reading “Either you’ll know to avoid the place or you’ll know how to handle the next situation.”

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.

This is an app with a membership fee, but I believe it’s worth it.

Earlier this year I fell in love with Todoist. I wrote a blog post about how I used it for my daily cleaning routine around the house: How A To Do List Saved My Sanity. Right now my life is all about distance learning and I’m loving the EPIC app/ website. http://getepic.com This is aContinue reading “This is an app with a membership fee, but I believe it’s worth it.”

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”

(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”