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About two weeks ago, my husband and I implemented a “chore” chart and reward system for our two year old. (To be exact, he will be three in November, so he’s two and 9 months.) I use quotations for “chore” because they aren’t so much chores as skills, responsibilities and things we want him to…

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More Than a One Word Answer

I don’t know about your children, but my five-year-old is not really into school. And to get more than one word out of him after the school day has been a work-in-progress.   Every day it’s the same thing. Our conversation always went like this… Me: How was your day? Oaklee: Good. Me:  What was…

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Graduations and Growth

As this year’s graduates walk the stage, I watched with a renewed attention.   In May 2031, Oaklee will walk the ‘big’ stage.  This year he walked across the stage as a preschool graduate. Y’all let’s take a moment for every mom whose baby is growing quicker than they realized.   So much of what I thought I knew…

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Tech You Later, Read Now

Screen time is on the rise among children. They are spending less time reading and more time playing on a device, and it feels like the screens just keep multiplying! Right now in my living room, four glowing monitors are simultaneously being watched by different family members. Sometimes I struggle to balance screen and reading…

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Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up soon (Tuesday, May 8) and if you are like me, I am always at a loss for what to get my kiddo’s teacher. I am sure teachers receive many mugs and lotions over the years, so I like to try and get something useful. This year, I turned to…

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It’s enrollment season in Wichita Falls. (As a admissions and marketing director at Wichita Christian School, I am keenly aware of this season, and all the questions and stress this can cause parents.) I have read many how tos and don’ts over the course of time and have received inspiration from these great sources that…

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