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At Home Group Learning Environment

At Home Group Learning Environment

Are you being intentional about how you are setting up learning environments for your kids?  Some of our parents have been intentional by making sure the kitchen and dining room table is spotless. The less distractions, the more work that gets done. Another family...

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Find Your Talents and Teach Through What You Know

Find Your Talents and Teach Through What You Know

Lots of us are feeling out of sorts lately. We’re all learning new things, stepping WAY outside our comfort zones and let’s be honest, that can be very unsettling.  By now, many of us have determined what our kids' lives are looking like for the upcoming school year....

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Have you Hosted a Virtual Birthday Party Yet?

Have you Hosted a Virtual Birthday Party Yet?

Seems different, right?  We are all so used to having the house tidied up, decorated, signs outside pointing to the correct house, music playing and games ready to go in the yard. Or renting that birthday space at SkyZone and having the Chuck E. Cheese mascot walking...

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The Village is Both Tangible and Virtual to Me

The Village is Both Tangible and Virtual to Me

Meet Lucy. We met online. Like so many new parents (how can our kids be preschoolers and we still feel like new moms?), we found each other on the local Facebook mama forum. That’s my place. There’s one club that seemingly every mom on our side of LA is in: the moms...

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What to do with all Those Outgrown Clothes?

What to do with all Those Outgrown Clothes?

You and me both! As soon it doesn’t fit, it gets stuffed in a drawer, lost in a bin, or shoved somewhere in the attic. Out of sight, out of mind, right?  The best part is when we have a reason to keep it. (And we always have a reason!) Like, it was sentimental, your...

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When Spring Fever and Cabin Fever Collide

When Spring Fever and Cabin Fever Collide

You guys... it's finally spring! Flowers are budding. Green grass is growing. Snow is gone (theoretically). And the temperatures have got us wanting to jump full force into allllll of the summer activities around the corner. If you're anything like me, spring fever is...

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Self Care in Under 10 Minutes

Self Care in Under 10 Minutes

Does anyone else find it interesting that in some ways, we've all been given more time than ever, but in other ways, accomplishing anything significant during a single day feels impossible? On one hand, we've been given a plethora of flexibility in our schedules, but...

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Virtual Entertainment: Is This Our New Normal?

Virtual Entertainment: Is This Our New Normal?

Remember the days when screen time was a bad word? When we blamed social media for sucking away all of our time? When you were too old to know what TikTok was? If those don't feel like memories and you're still stickin' to your guns on all of the above, then I'd like...

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The Importance of Sleep Routines in Our New Normal

The Importance of Sleep Routines in Our New Normal

Over the past few months, we've all had some element of our daily routine stripped away from us as a result of school closures, business closures, and stay-at-home orders. Incase this whirlwind of 2020 has fogged your memory... the current reality of being IN your...

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Teaching Life Skills During COVID-19

Teaching Life Skills During COVID-19

During this “homeschooling season,” we've been given an opportunity to teach our kids more than just what can be found in textbooks.  Do you remember taking home-ec classes back in the day? I remember it being one of the classes I looked forward to each week. We...

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Request a Digital Sit on Komae!

Request a Digital Sit on Komae!

You’ve seen technology constantly evolve in the classroom and in our homes. Sometimes it feels hard to keep up and most of the time it feels unnecessary and over the top. Heck, with the speed at which technology changes, our kids are often better at using it than we...

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