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Principal For A Day in WFISD

I’m a couple of weeks late on sharing this, but on April 4 I had the honor of serving as a Principal for a Day at Franklin Elementary. This is part of a district-wide program that allows community leaders a day to look inside what’s really going on in our schools. As a member of…

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Financial Peace for Teens

I’ll be the first to admit it. Right out of college and into my first job, I developed some bad spending habits. I relied too heavily on student loans (my husband went on to law school so they were still available to us), I used credit cards like they were free money, and an “emergency”…

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Family Finance Games For Kids

Usually, paying bills is one of those adult chores that takes time away from family time. It doesn’t have to be that way, though! Getting your kids involved in the family finances can let you take care of your responsibilities and spend time with your children at the same time. Making financial fitness a game…

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I’m so excited to announce a little project I’ve been working on lately…. and the best part is that your child can win a $250 savings account and a $250 for their school’s art program while having fun making art! Basics? Texoma Community Credit Union (TCCU) and TexomaWithKids.com are hosting and sponsoring the first ever Youth…

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Back-to-school season can be exhausting — and expensive! Take the hassle and the hefty price tags out of this year’s school shopping by downloading these 5 apps. Who knows? Maybe school shopping can be fun again! 1. School Supply List (iOS, $0.99) Keep things organized with this app created just for school supply lists. You can…

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DID YOU KNOW? Our sponsor (and my employer), Texoma Community Credit Union, is running a voting contest now through September 30 for one school in their 11 county service area to win a $3,000 donation! You don’t have to be a member/have an account with TCCU to vote, and you can vote every single day…

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We Watch The Movie First

I love to read though I seldom get time for it.  My teen has to read per school requirements, but luckily he has developed a love for it as well.  Thus making it not so much of a chore.  The toddler will sit and let you read to him for about 10 minutes and I…

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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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