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You can't ride your teens to do their homework all the time. At some point, they have to learn accountability for their decisions.

Homework and the Struggle for Accountability

Parenting By October 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Holding Your Tweens and Teens Responsible Homework has always been a struggle for 2/3 of my kids. We’ve tried every trick in the book to get them to understand the importance of it, we’ve delivered consequences of bad grades or missing assignments and nothing seems to get thru to them. On the other hand, the other one is the kid…


5 on Friday – 5 Things I’ll Miss About Elementary School

Parenting, Tweens By June 13, 2014 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

5th Grade Graduation I’m not going to lie. Today is going to be a tough day for me. Today is our very last day of elementary school. As in – ever.  We’ve been thru 5th grade graduation (or moving up day) 4 years ago with Mackenzie and then 2 years ago with Sydney and while they were emotional, I was…


The End – Wordless Wednesday

Blogging By June 11, 2014 Tags: , , , No Comments

I found this little gem hanging around my “scheduled” box and realized that I’d forgotten to post it!! Sorry, Cass!  Today’s Wordless Wednesday and is in honor of our 8th and final field day. I haven’t missed one in our entire time at the elementary school and you know I definitely wasn’t missing this one.  I’ve loved watching these kids grow…


Science Fair Season and #NetflixKids

Entertainment By March 18, 2014 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

If our local school hadn’t changed the science fair calendar, we would be knee deep in science fair projects right about now. But instead, we were knee deep in them right before Christmas. Because that’s exactly when you want to be growing fungi or exploding sodas and Mentos. The Rooster has been the primary science fair project parent in this house…