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5 Things a Teacher Wants You to Know About Back to School

Back to school is here! No surprise there. I’m sure like every other mom in the world you are feeling one of two ways: “They are going back to school!” Momma needs a coffee mimosa and 5 minutes of quiet time. Get on the bus with your cute, new, took-30-minutes-to-put-on-shoes, Sister. “Aw no! Please don’t […]

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How to Experience “The Great American Eclipse” Right Here in Dayton!

Thanks to TimeandDate.com for all this awesome information about the upcoming solar eclipse! Check them out for even more great images and videos, plus some incredible history.  On August 21st “The Great American Eclipse” will be taking place and we’ll be lucky enough to see this phenomenon right here in the Dayton area. Here, at […]

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March Dayton Dozen

1.) I Can Cook Youth Series at Gerhardt Civic Center – Moraine, OH ***DMB Tip –You don’t need to preregister – just pop in as you are out and about!  March 1st; 5-6:30pm Drop-in cooking class for ages 6-10 Participants will be able to experience new foods and techniques while becoming confident in the kitchen.  […]

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Crafting Corner: Bird Seed Wreath

Think spring, think spring, think spring!!! Think spring & it’ll come sooner, right?! Well, that’s what we’re hoping for anyways. Since we’re in the dead of winter, what is more refreshing than a craft that promises a peek of spring? With limited activities due to this recent tundra-like atmosphere, my kiddos & I were succumbing […]

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Taking the Work Out of Homework

As a triplet mama and former middle school teacher, I have a complicated relationship with homework. When I was teaching, I felt pressure when parents asked, “Why doesn’t Junior have homework?” Was I depriving their child of the full school experience by not giving homework? So I assigned some here and there. Never much. And I didn’t think much […]

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The Storybook Challenge for Parents

How many of us have children that we struggle to connect with? Whether they’re 2, 3, 5, 10, or 17, there are times when we just aren’t sure what to say. We aren’t sure how to have a conversation with someone who, while we know them so well, we may not totally understand. I have […]

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Helping Active Students Focus In Class

Some students have a difficult time focusing in a classroom environment. It can be frustrating for the student who is always in trouble for not paying attention. It can be frustrating for the teacher who is constantly having to redirect the student. It can be frustrating for the parent to field phone calls from concerned […]

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Homeschooling in Dayton 101: Local Resources

Homeschooling continues to grow in popularity in the U.S. (source) and with that rise in popularity comes an increase in resources available to those who choose home education. The Greater Dayton area has a lot to offer to make home education an easier, more enjoyable experience for families in the Miami Valley. Whether you are […]

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