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Upset over Upcycling-Am I Raising a Hoarder?

I could blame a very popular pup on TV who instructs our children to not lose it, “reuse it!” Or I could blame the abundance of Amazon boxes in my house. Whatever the cause, I think I’m raising an upcycling hoarder. My 4 year old started repurposing trash—really recyclables—for his art projects the summer we […]

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This Year, Treat Your Kid’s MilSpouse Teacher Like The Rock Star She Is

It’s a funny thing, this military life … despite being a teacher, I rarely actually teach. Instead, I often find myself occupying other roles: stay-at-home mom, PTO volunteer, FRG leader, etc. And while these are all fulfilling in their own ways, part of me will always identify as an educator—even if this wayward military lifestyle […]

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How Football Changed My Life

Fall can’t come soon enough. I’m not talking about the pumpkin patches or the infamous Pumpkin Spiced Latte, although I am sure those have some merit as well. I’m talking about the change in weather, and those in the know call it “FOOTBALL weather.” Like most football fans, I spend the entire year anxiously awaiting […]

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New (School) Year’s Resolutions

“I’m so ready for summer!” “Thank goodness the school year is almost over!” “Bring on summer break!” These are things I never understood when I was a working mom. Life never really changed for us during the summer, except for figuring out summer camp schedules and finding a backup sitter when daycare was closed for […]

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School Lunch 101: The Basics

We are thrilled to partner with Crooked Creek Farm Country Store to bring you this series on school lunches. Crooked Creek Farm Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks are made from Crooked Creek’s farm and are unlike anything else on the market. Crooked Creek raises happy pigs, and all of its meat is processed at a nearby USDA. […]

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