Category Archives: School Age Days

This post is written in partnership with Sylvan Learning. It’s warmer outside, the days are getting longer, swimsuits are hanging on the end caps of our favorite stores, and we can’t remember the last time we signed a homework folder. Yes, summer is approaching! As much as we’d like to give up all things school […]

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Milestones look a lot different when you’re almost nine. Life’s firsts aren’t always exciting anymore. Some of them are downright scary and sad. Kendall’s been handling some of life’s sad and scary things with so much courage lately. When I was asked to share a story for the #MyKidHasGuts Sweepstakes, in partnership with Smartypants Vitamins, […]

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I’ve been thinking of getting a tattoo. I don’t have any, and I never, ever thought I’d get any. Not because I think they’re bad, but because I’m so fickle, and I’m certain I’d end up hating it. I’m not a “word of the year” kind of person any more than I’m a tattoo person, […]

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If you have school age children, chances are you know that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. You may also already know that this isn’t just an important group of skills for high schoolers. In fact, the earlier kids start engaging in STEM activities, the better chance they have of competing with their […]

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Leyna’s current obsession is fire safety. She’s literally dancing around my office right now singing, “Fire safety!” She’s also decorated my office wall with the family escape plan she made at school today. This is a post sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org. In fact, when the National Fire Protection Association reached […]

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My daughter was supposed to grow up and play with wooden dolls, and handmade toys. She was supposed to make fairy gardens outside while wearing butterfly wings I would purchase from Etsy. This post is sponsored by Monster High, a brand my 5-year-old daughter has quickly fallen in love with… and that was never supposed […]

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Keep them talking. I don’t feel confident about much when it comes to parenthood, I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure that’s one of the most important parts. Keep. Them. Talking. In fact, it’s the basis of the #TalkEarly campaign for Responsiblity.org, who is sponsoring this post. Granted, it’s pretty easy now. The kids are […]

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