Today You Start the 2nd Grade

It’s time Ellie!  You are officially a 2nd grader! Up until now you learned to read. Today you start to read to learn and I couldn’t be more excited for you.   Yet another new school this year.  I’m so sorry.  I know that you have been fighting the butterflies all week.  The look on…

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Back To School Contract: Free Printable

This post is sponsored by Scholarshare. With just one week left until school starts, my family will begin the mad dash of getting the paperwork filled out, school supplies and clothes purchased, wrangling the kids back into a decent bedtime and MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL…our Back to School Contract. This will mark the 11th year…

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Week 3 Journaling Prompt for Girls – Feeling left out

Being a girl is hard! Especially when we’re young and learning how to develop, keep and nurture friendships.  As girls, we easily get our feelings hurt by friends, even though most of the time it’s unintentional. For young girls finding and new friend on their own can be so exciting that they tend to throw…

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Week 2 – Journaling Prompt for Young Kids

Welcome back for week 2!  How did week 1 go?  Did it give you any insight into what your child is thinking? I learned that though Ellie can be really in touch with some of her feelings, she still has very simple thoughts as well.  For example, one of the things she liked about  herself…

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Childhood Anxiety, do you know what to look for?

There are normal childhood anxieties, but as a parent, would you know when these normal childhood anxieties turn into something more? When I was a kid, I use to get the worst stomach aches to the point that I would make myself sick.  Looking back now, it’s clear that I was suffering from anxiety.  There…

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3 candy free Valentine Card ideas

Our classroom is a candy free zone and I can’t say I’m all that disappointed! While candy is fun to give, it’s awful to bring back into the house. Simply because I’ll be the one that eats it.  Then I get depressed that I ate all that candy.  Then I complain for the rest of…

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5 Mommy Daughter Date Day ideas

Before Zach came along and before she started school, Ellie and I made a habit of have a Mommy Daughter Date Days at least once a week.  Now we’re luck if it happens once every 2 months. This makes me incredibly sad because this is something we really enjoyed doing.    So we’re going to…

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