The Value of Volunteering

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For many of us with school-aged children, school fundraisers and volunteer opportunities are a lot more than just doing our part to help out the school. Some fundraisers that are put together for specific events can help children and their families cover the costs for otherwise unaffordable field trips, camps or other events. Yes, scholarships… Read more »

Zip Code Education

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At what length would you go to ensure your child gets the best possible education? If the school your address dictates your child must attend isn’t the best school in your area (or is a downright bad school, plenty of those exist in every town) shouldn’t you be able to send your child to a… Read more »

Women’s History Month

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Did you know March 8th is International Women’s Day? In fact you might not be aware that the entire month of March is actually Women’s History Month. Is your community doing something to honor it? How about your local schools? Will your son or daughter come home with papers and projects related to Women’s History… Read more »

Banning Kids: Part II

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I am the first to admit that as parents, we are all different. We all have things that are important to us that are not important to other parents, and vice versa. We discipline differently, we reward differently and we are all making different choices and have our own parenting styles that we’ve come up… Read more »

Is Zero-Tolerance Too Much?

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If your child’s school is anything like mine (or like most schools these days) than they probably have pretty strict rules on medications and sharing food. Maybe your school even has bans on things like peanut butter. From time to time I hear parents gripe about these things. But not me. I have had allergies… Read more »