It’s crazy, all of the things we need to think about as parents,
isn’t it? Healthcare, school community, family dynamics. Vaccinations, online
safety, and friendships. It can be so much.
So, when I come across something that is recommended to me by a
reliable source or good pal, I tend to go with it.
I didn’t have the bandwidth to do the legwork and research needed
to find an orthodontist, so when we realized that Maddy was in dire need of
some teeth-straightening, I … Read More...
have been writing about the importance of meaningful learning for over ten
years, and whether you’re in the classroom or not, I cannot stress enough the
importance of continuing to learn--no matter your age!
The problem is that often, as busy parents and educators, we just cannot find the time for it. We’re running on steam as it is, so how can we add one more thing to the list, even if we know we need it? Even if our certificate needs to be renewed or if we know we need to learn more in … Read More...
There's no denying it.
Back-to-school season is in full swing, so I thought I'd take a minute to share a few fun back-to-school rituals for busy families. I
Here's the skinny. . .
5 Fun Back-to-School Rituals for Busy Families
No matter where in the world you live, the weather's always perfect for a Family Camp-In.
A Camp-In is the opposite of a Camp-Out, of course! A Camp-In takes place in your house, in a room large enough for the whole family.
And though you … Read More...
Friends, many of you have messaged me asking for more information about why I keep sharing so much about Advancement Courses, and I'm thrilled to tell you that I am a part of Advancement Courses teACh Team!
The teACh Team consists of three rock-star educators (and me!) who have been working with the awesome team at Advancement Courses for the past year. We connect regularly to talk about issues relevant to busy educators, and each of us can speak to the fact that the professional … Read More...
Summer swim has been a staple for our family for the last six years.
Ever since Maddy joined the pre-team the summer before Kindergarten, we've spent the first seven weeks of summer camped out at the pool in the mornings and have spent our Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings at swim meets and Sunday afternoons at dive meets.
We are grateful that our neighborhood pool is within walking distance from our home, and we definitely take advantage of it. But even if your family is not within … Read More...
Did you know: When you open a Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer College Investment Plan Account, you could be eligible for a $250 or $500 State contribution.
I’d say that’s worth checking out, wouldn’t you?
But that’s why I’m thrilled about what’s happening over here in the State of Maryland.
You can seriously put your kids’ future in motion with the Save4CollegeState Contribution Program.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Help For You To Start Saving Today For Your Kids’ College … Read More...
Young leaders are moving mountains with Generation No Kid Hungry, a national movement of young leaders who are dedicated to the goal of the No Kid Hungry campaign. I am amazed and energized by what they're doing, and I'm thrilled to be partnering with them to spread the word.
Your students--and children--can help solve the hunger problem by participating in Powered by Breakfast which is an important initiative of Generation No Kid Hungry.
Here's the skinny. . .
Help End Childhood … Read More...
We all know that reading is super important, but how do we read with our kids when it seems like everyone is busy, busy, busy?
I sat down with the amazing Vicki Davis of the Cool Cat Teacher blog and 10-Minute Teacher podcast to chat about how parents can read with their kids.
Reading with kids should be simple, right? But why aren't we doing it?!
Take a quick 10 minutes (yes, that's it!) to listen to the podcast and do let me know what you think!
Huge and happy thanks … Read More...
First of all: What is Red Nose Day?
You might vaguely recall seeing people wearing silly, red clown noses in the name of raising money for children in poverty? That's Red Nose Day!
Red Nose Day really makes a difference in children's lives.
And what's the Red Nose Day Joke-Ha-Thon?
The Joke-Ha-Thon gives students the chance to tell—and sell—their best jokes in their classrooms, schools and communities to spread some much-needed joy and raise some life-changing cash.
Why am … Read More...
As a parent and
educator, I know it is super important that my kids learn how to make smart
financial decisions now, before they go off into the real world. But I know that raising money confident kids
isn’t always easy.
It involves planning.
understanding ourselves how to be
money confident—and that can be scary, even as adults.
So when I was asked
by the good people at T. Rowe Price
to take a look at the Money
resources they have for school
and … Read More...