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Remind Me What My Doorbell Sounds Like

Remind Me What My Doorbell Sounds Like

Our modern-day friendships consist of text messages, commenting on each other’s social media posts, and somehow feeling closer to each other’s lives from the snippets we see on Facebook. But when was the last time your doorbell actually rang (other than the UPS driver dropping off your latest online purchase)?

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ages & stages of parenting

Between diaper pins and car keys

There are days when I definitely miss the look of wonder and discovery on a toddler’s face when she touches dandelion fluff, pops soap bubbles or holds a wriggly caterpillar for the first time. But those nostalgic feelings fade as I think about how my girls are able to dress themselves, get in and out […]

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Copy of Let me Count the Ways! (1)

2 Must Read Family Books

So what are these two magical books that are so amazing?  Besides being the pick for Global Read Aloud (which usually means it’s pretty darn good).  My students also vote on books after we finish them. This is the first book to ever get unanimous two thumbs up (highest rating).  They begged for the sequel […]

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radio

Music soothes…the baby’s wails

Kids grow up fast. And their tastes and experiences are always changing and evolving; they aren’t “old and set in their ways” yet.  Which means I can still experiment with their music. While I still have control of the radio and a school-day commute, I’ll take advantage of it while I can….

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Reach

Reach

In the beginning, I held my children up so they could reach the ceiling, today I support them, and tomorrow, well, tomorrow I could simply be standing next to them while they stand on their tiptoes of adulthood.

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nope

My Least Favorite Word

I have a new least favorite word. You may be thinking that you have probably never given thought to your least, or even most favorite word, however I work with elementary students. My job has allowed me to be able to spend time to think of my least and most favorite in a variety of […]

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high expectations

The Art of High Expectations

They may see me as hopelessly old fashioned as well. But when they grow up, I hope they’ll appreciate my own high expectations for them, even if it takes a few decades (or more) as adults to fully appreciate my reasons.

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