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Parenting Transitions High School Edition

It Ain’t Easy Being (a) Teen: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition into High School

I still remember the morning my friend Laura taught me the secret to leaving our weekly toddler playgroup without tears and meltdowns – either by my son or me – when I felt incapable of the seamless transitions Laura and her sweet daughter Lily always seemed to make. With six months more of parenting under […]

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summers at library

Three Summer Boredom Busters at the Library

In the hot summer months, I try my best to play outside with my boys. But, within no time, I find myself mumbling, “Hot, cranky kids…not good for Mommy.” Do you agree? Summer is here but don’t worry. Your local library will save you and your wilting children. Library as the heart of the community […]

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Tech-Savvy or Tech-Obsessed? Raising a Post-Millennial Generation

No one who knows me now will believe this, but I spent more time outside when I was younger than inside. In fact, my best memories from early childhood in Charleston all take place in the great outdoors. We didn’t have cable, but we weren’t allowed to watch anything other than select PBS programming, anyway. […]

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The Montessori School

Montessori Education Provides Enhanced Critical and Creative Thinking

As the school day begins at The Montessori School, Jacob, a preschooler, welcomes a classmate into the building as an older student holds the door for them. After exchanging greetings with the teacher, Jacob and his friend choose lessons from low shelves around the room. As the morning progresses, the students have uninterrupted time to […]

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Theme Day Craze

Theme Days Craze

I’m tired, you guys. Wacky Wednesday was the final tipping point. We picked out an outfit, talked through the details, and I made sure he would be comfortable (because that is the number one factor in our house). Then, school was canceled Wednesday because of weather. Wacky Wednesday was rescheduled to happen on Thursday, and […]

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The Work of a Child’s Life : The Montessori Way!

The Work of a Child’s Life : The Montessori Way!

“The secret of a happy life is congenial work.” Maria Montessori It was Saturday. Saturday was a big day for Spencer because Saturday was the day his family worked together in the garden and yard. Ever since he was a toddler, Spencer was helping…weeding, planting, picking vegetables. Through trial-and-error, and his parents’ patience, he had […]

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Fall Mom’s Night Out: Private School and Health Fair {Recap}

Our inaugural Private School and Health Fair for the Chattanooga Moms Blog came together nicely in the comfortable atmosphere of Puckett’s Restaurant and Grocery. We were especially pleased to have the talented photographer Brittany from Ella Rose Photography to capture the memories of the evening. Many of the contributors from the Chattanooga Moms Blog gathered […]

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