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I Don’t Miss Having Babies

Recently, I was chatting with a friend, a mom with two little girls. I was lamenting our busy schedule of soccer and homework while she was expressing her relief at their relatively free schedule. But then I countered, “at least mine are self-sufficient.” Sure, there are some great things about having little kids (snuggles, adorable […]

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When They’re Too Big for Summer Camp :: Tulane Pre-College Offers a Solution to “Brain Drain”

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tulane Pre-College and was written by Kristin Guidry. When They’re Too Big for Summer Camp :: Tulane Pre-College Offers a Solution to “Brain Drain”   Summer can be more than just fun… Summer is a magical time for students. The day-to-day routine of classes and teachers is replaced by fun, […]

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Class Parties :: Stop The Trinkets

I love any excuse to celebrate and be festive. One thing, though, I cannot get behind: trinkets for EVERY holiday at school! Seriously, it is not just Valentines we are passing out, we are “welcome to bring treats” for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Presidents’ Day, Groundhog’s Day, Easter parties, etc. As I write this I am […]

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Riding the Homeschool Struggle Bus

If you would have asked me when we first started having kids what our school plans were, I would have laughed at you. This kid is a newborn. We have yearssssss to think about that. Oh, how naïve I was! Especially here in New Orleans where our school system isn’t wonderful. I also would have […]

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How Montessori Middle Schools Honor and Empower Adolescents

Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by Montessori School of New Orleans. How Montessori Middle Schools Honor and Empower Adolescents “We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit.” Dr. Maria Montessori | Education for a […]

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