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Rocking My Babies :: Tales from Bed Time

I am a rule follower by nature. Actually, not just a rule follower, but a recommendation follower as well. So, as soon as I found out I was pregnant with our oldest child, I started researching. I made sure I had plenty of swaddles to avoid loose covers. I set up a bassinet in our […]

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Portrait of happy African American family reading book together while lying on the floor

ADHD Awareness: Making An Informed Decision

I first learned about ADHD when I was in college. I tutored elementary aged African-American children in the inner city of East St. Louis, Illinois. Two of the children I tutored had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They were in a daze and not engaged. It bothered me to see children who should be vibrant, […]

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Making the Most of a Middle School IEP

Individualized Education Program I’ve been attending IEP meetings now for 13 years. That’s hard for me to believe as I type this. An IEP (Individualized Education Program) is much more than just a written legal document or plan for your child. It’s like a map. It lays out special education instruction and services your child […]

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The Terrible Twos

The Terrible Twos Mamas: I am writing to you from the trenches. There is screaming, gnashing of teeth, fit-throwing, tears, and snotty noses that run at the sight of tissues. There are daily meltdowns over the most random things. I am in the throes of the terrible twos.   This is the stage of toddler life […]

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The Case for Boarding School

In the South, people always ask about your upbringing. It’s really just polite conversation. Who’s your grandma? Where were you raised? Do you cheer for Auburn or Alabama? Where did you go to high school? That last question always gets me funny looks when I answer. I went to high school at a boarding school […]

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How We Homeschool

I recently wrote about WHY we homeschool. Today I will share HOW we homeschool. There are countless ways to go about it. Every single family does it differently because no two families are exactly alike. I’m simply sharing how we do it, so this isn’t a tutorial for how your family should do it. I […]

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Babies don't keep: Goodnight Moon

Babies Don’t Keep: Goodnight Moon

I cried last night. Not the cry-a-single-tear kind, but like a full-on UGLY cry. My face contorted. My husband looked at me like I had lost my marbles. When I tried to explain myself to him, all that came out was drool. My aforementioned husband went to bed at 8:30 p.m. saying he was tired.  […]

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