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Are you stuck in the eternal struggle of getting your kids off their screens and into the great outdoors? Fear not! We can give them less screen time and more green time. There's a movement that might save your...
It's that time of year again... Back-to-School Time!!! We know parents all over Dayton have tons of questions and are looking for all the best tips around this time. In our community, we have readers with all ages of...
As soon as my daughter approached her third birthday, everyone seemed to have the same question (and opinions about it, too!): “When is she starting preschool?” or simply assuming “Where is she going to preschool?” This burning question seemed...
            Thinking about your child/children’s future can be a scary thing especially when deciding what school would be the right fit for them. We have been fortunate enough to find a school that has grown our children's faith while also...
I love October because it brings awareness to two of my favorite causes - dyslexia as well as bullying prevention. I am a Nationally-Certified Trainer and Consultant in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (pronounced “ole-vay-us”). The information I’ll be sharing...
As a CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) and ALTA member (Academic Language Therapy Association), I celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month and always seek to demystify some commonly misunderstood things about dyslexia. The following information is from the International Dyslexia Association...

Lunch Box Lingo

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I love a new school year. I look forward to school supplies filling the shelves, the sales for new school clothes, and the beginning of new possibilities and growth. I do not like packing that lunch box. This is the most dreadful...
My career in teaching and education ended on Sept. 4, 2014, when my daughter was born. Fast forward five and a half years later and I found myself in the same position as many of you – about to...
I recently picked up a dry erase calendar for my family and had my three elementary-aged kids help fill it in. Ain’t the most Pinterest-worthy lookin', but it was a great learning opportunity.  We started the task by finding out...
With a mix of remote and in-person learning and back again, it is no wonder my oldest is ready for school to end. At the same time, the teachers are trying to find a balance of fun and packing...
Get to know Dayton’s most ambitious, revolutionary new school! Dating back to the days of the Wright Brothers and Charles Kettering, Dayton has long been considered a hub of innovation. Now, if founders of The Greater Dayton School have their...
As a mother of kids with various educational needs, I've sat through many team meetings. I hope some of my experience can help you navigate the process. Paperwork Before Having paperwork BEFORE the meeting streamlines the entire process. Nothing like sitting...
Have you seen those TikTok video duets? The ones where a mom is meticulously packing a bento box lunch full of hummus and home made pita chips, exotic fruits and the ancient grains of Greece while the other mom...
I taught high school for nearly nine years, as well as early elementary. As we prepare for back to school season (which seems crazy!), I would encourage you to think about some of the not-so-common back to school essentials...

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