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5 Crafty Ideas For Outside Fun

Spring is finally here! This time of year in Alabama has always been one of my favorites–though I could definitely do without the tornados and pollen! It seems like every corner is bursting with color as the azaleas and tulip trees and dogwoods come to life. It’s way too beautiful to stay inside and after a [...]
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Why Story Time Is So Important

You’ve probably heard that reading is good for you and it’s absolutely true. Reading a book can increase your intelligence, boost your brain power, help fight Alzheimer’s disease and just help you relax. Reading can boost your creativity and spark your imagination, take you to distant lands and let you fly through outer space. As [...]

Balancing Life as a Working Parent

Becoming a parent is one of the most joyful experiences of life. Once you see that sweet face and your little one wraps his or her hand around your finger, your life changes forever. Instantly, your heart is full of love and gratitude, yet your life has suddenly become more complex, busier, and stressful. Soon [...]
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Measuring Milestones in Children Ages 1 – 5

The first few years of your child’s life are full of excitement and discovery–for the both of you! As your child progresses through the first five years, it’s important to pay attention to several developmental milestones. Milestones follow predictable courses in children and help parents, teachers and doctors recognize potential developmental delays. At School for [...]

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

There’s an old saying that you can’t pour from an empty cup. Essentially it means that we have to take care of ourselves in order to take care of others. As parents, we are constantly giving, constantly taking care of our families, constantly on the go. There is little time to recharge and rejuvenate, little [...]
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Are Your Ducks In A Row?

Starting a college fund for a child who is still in diapers might seem a bit premature… Making sure your children are financially provided for if something tragic ever happens to you or your significant other might sound depressing… Saving money in preparation for unexpected life events—the loss of a job, serious illness or disability—isn’t [...]
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Family Matters Most

Spending quality time with your kids is one of the best things you can do for them. Kids who have strong, nurturing relationships with their parents and family members build a positive sense of self-worth, develop a sense of closeness with their families and feel more settled and secure. This togetherness as a family can [...]

Ways to Help Your Child Cope With Stress & Change

The world is constantly changing. The pace of change in our world right now is more rapid than it’s ever been and though life is full of transitions and adjustments, most of us are resistant to them. Whether the change is welcome or not it inevitably brings some amount of stress. The Coronavirus has disrupted [...]
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2020 Drive Thru Graduation!

When life gives you lemons, you’ve got a choice–whine and pout about how you wanted an oatmeal cream pie instead or whip yourself up some lemonade and share it with all your friends. No doubt 2020 has been full of lemons so far. It seems like it’s one unbelievable crisis after another these days and [...]
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The Great Reopening

For seven weeks our schools were mostly empty. At times, the directors might be in the office catching up on administrative work or in the classrooms cleaning every possible surface but for the most part, the hallways and classrooms that for years were filled with children’s laughter and singing and curious voices sat eerily quiet. [...]