Parenting Kids

So, Why is Preschool Important Anyway?

There are a number of reasons that preschool is so important for a child to go to, but the main reason is that it helps with kindergarten readiness. The following are some of the reasons preschool is important: Kindergarten academic readiness- Kindergarteners are supposed to go in knowing the basics, their numbers, their letters, shapes, […]

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Getting Your Needs Met in a Parents Anonymous Group

Having volunteered on the Helpline and been a group member for many years I was often asked how Parents Anonymous works. That is when I then smile and reply, “It is the parents who do the work.” On my way to each meeting I would think of the previous week and make a mental note […]

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Surviving Summer

We were all so looking forward to summer, weren’t we, mamas? Long, uninterrupted days of nothing that we had to do! Now a week later, there is nothing to do! Ah summer..you are wrecking our homes with your flip flops at the front door and your wet towels on the back deck. Summer, you also […]

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Start a New Weekend Tradition: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

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When I think of comfort, I think of the Saturday morning pancakes my father made throughout my childhood and adolescence and occasionally into my adulthood. At first it was chocolate chips and whipped cream, then, as I aged, oatmeal-laden cakes rich with bananas, blueberries, and flax seed for my health. I went from pancake syrup […]

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6 Ways to Get a Conversation Started

“The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” Carl Yung I just finished reading an enlightening article on a website for teachers called Teachervision that talks about the types of questions teachers should engage students in to help create higher levels of thinking. These questions also […]

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Stay-At-Home Guilt

Are you a working parent or a stay-at-home parent? Over the years Mr. Ramirez and I have revisited my being a stay-at-home mom and whether or not it was a good idea. Yesterday we rehashed those reasons again with a new perspective since both girls are grown and I wanted to share those thoughts with […]

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