Tips for a Successful School Year
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1 Eating Right Food is the fuel that runs our bodies, and just as the right kinds of oil and gas are needed for an engine to run optimally, our cells need the right nutrients to power our bodies adequately. … Read More

Who Loves Ya Baby?
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Which candidates care enough about families to talk about our concerns? And which parents care enough to take a stand? As we approach local, state and national elections, I can’t think of any time better than RIGHT NOW for parents … Read More

Don’t Give a Kid a Smart Phone
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  I know parents who won’t drive around the block without strapping their child into the car seat. Yet statistically, most kids will never be in a dangerous car accident. We do it to protect them from a potentially life … Read More

Spring 2015 Issue
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Spring Summer 2015 Issue How to find the right school for your child. School choices are varied in Pinellas County. History Comes Alive in Florida. Moms Helping Moms It’s Strawberry Season plus more!

Being Green is Easy
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Tomorrow marks the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, a commemorative day where once a year we talk about doing things that save our planet. No doubt your kids will do some kind of activity in school and your community may … Read More

Teach Cursive at Home
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They can’t sign their names,” said a high school teacher in a conversation about students who have very poor handwriting. “I can barely read anything they write,” he said. Cursive writing is yet another victim of modern education. Parents can control their own destiny and teach their children handwriting at home with these resources.

Holiday-Winter 2014-2015
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Another Top Teacher Quits Because of Testing
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Let’s Talk About Why Good Teachers are Quitting their Jobs!   At least once a week now there is a small news story or blog post about a respected teacher quitting education or sending an impassioned letter to lawmakers about … Read More

The Night Before the Baby Came
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   No one expects to head to the NICU. They don’t prepare parents for that option.     It was nine years ago today that I prepared for my scheduled C-section to be the following morning. It was a Wednesday, … Read More

5 Easy Money Lessons for Kids
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“Mommy can I have that?” What mom hasn’t heard that in the checkout lane? Don’t have a clue on how to pass on smart money management skills to your kids? Here are some quick tips for teaching children the value … Read More

The Irony of the 9th Birthday
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                Dear Son, You’re not going to understand this now, but someday, when you’re a parent you will get to the know the mixed feelings that come with raising a child. See, being … Read More

Paddington Movie Sweeter than Marmalade
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    This is a must-see movie for kids. Particularly any kid, old or young, who has ever been lost. Been the new kid. Been alone. Been orphaned. For children, the movie is light hearted, sweet and humorous with a … Read More

Why Teachers Feel Bad Most of the Time
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Why Teachers Feel Bad Most of the Time If you can read this thank a teacher. Every single one of us Americans has been in a classroom with a teacher whose job it was to teach us to read, do … Read More

Write Letters to Lawmakers about Education
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THREE EASY STEPS FOR CONTACTING FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ABOUT TESTING For those who have something to say about school testing in Florida. NOW IS THE TIME TO REACH OUT TO YOUR FLORIDA REPS AND SENATORS. They are talking about it in … Read More

Teaching Kids to Not See in Black and White
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                        “Mommy, why are all those black men on the field?” My then 5-year old son said in a too-loud voice in the crowded stands of a minor league … Read More

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