Dear Sonja, Last year I wrote you this letter before you started Kindergarten. I read it to you the night before you started school and your only comment was, “it’s kind of long mom!” This year I’m pretty sure I could print out this letter and you could read it yourself without any help from […]

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The Last Time

| Aug 22, 2014

A friend of mine shared this poem on Facebook the other day.  I don’t usually take the time to read many of the articles people share, but the title intrigued me; The Last Time.  The subtitle said – If you’re a Mom take a few minutes and read this.  So I did and I wanted […]

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Two weeks ago I couldn’t wait for school to start. I was ready for routine, and structure. I was ready for a break from summer break. I was all, “this is going to be awesome, and I’m going to get so much done, and seize the day!” I apparently also have amnesia.

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Breakfast Ideas

| Aug 25, 2014

Back to school we go!  Today is the first day of our new school year at The Hiawatha Day School.  I’m getting a new class of 16 kindergarteners and Stella is starting in her new classroom; the toddler classroom.

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Last week Brody had his first professional haircut by Heather, owner of the Beauty Shop in Marion. Truthfully we did not think this was going to go over very well. Brody still doesn’t like his hair wet! Because we were expecting the worst we decided to all get haircuts.  It only made sense for my […]

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| Aug 23, 2014

This post was written by one of our guest bloggers, Christine. It’s seven o’clock in the morning and all my kids are sleeping. I have multiple friends that post on facebook saying things like, “Gah, another 5:30 morning with the two year old!”  I always feel like I’m doing something wrong. I mean whose four […]

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