Category Archives: children

I don’t think teachers know what they’re doing.

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? ? ? At my triplets 4th birthday party our middle triplet got a tummy ache. She was standing in the middle of our living room when she got “the look”. It was…

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You might be a mom if…

Have you ever been out of un-broken crackers but had plenty of wine in the house? “You seem tired and short-tempered this morning which is why I felt more comfortable writing this than having a face-to-face. Can I get you … Continue reading

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And the Fury | Misadventures of a Modern Mommy

And the Fury | Misadventures of a Modern Mommy.

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It’s because of you.

“If kids come to us [educators/teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.” – Barbara Colorose

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My Job is Simple.

My job is simple. I work Monday through Friday. September – June. No nights. No weekends. No holidays. My job is simple. I teach kindergarten.  I work with five-year olds. Ask them what my job is…they will tell you: “It’s … Continue reading

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Going up the wrong way.

“I used to be against slide climbing.” The Golden Gleam: Benefits of Climbing Slides {Outdoor Play Party}. P.S.  I also believe in jumping off swings and hanging upside down on monkey bars. The kids may break a few bones, but they’d heal.  … Continue reading

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Reading. Writing. Socializing.

Katie says “…I accept every child where they are. I do not spend a moment blaming their home life, their preschool teacher, their environment, etc…. There is no sense in blaming or wishing they were any different. That just wastes time … Continue reading

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You want me to Share? Yeah, I don’t do that.

We  already know that parents tend to be hypocritical when it comes to rules. Try not to hold it against them as most of their actions are born from a crippling fear that they’ll raise an embarrassment. Click here for the … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all … Continue reading

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Keep your Rose-Colored Glasses on; They will help you see Clearly.

I teach 5 year olds.  They teach me so much more. The life lessons learned in kindergarten really do stick, (hopefully as much as the old school days of thick white paste that we once had the time to use). <pause … Continue reading

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