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    What is the Right Decision for our Children?

    By my last count, it has been 136 days since my children entered a school building. We muddled our way through our first round of pandemic online schooling. Now we are facing the 20-21 school year wondering how it will…

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    The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of Pandemic Schooling

    On March 13th, 2020, our school was closed last minute so teachers could discuss and make plans for distance learning in case it became necessary due to COVID-19. Here we are two months later, in-classroom school is canceled for the…

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    Schools are Closed – Grieving for the Loss of Normal

    On April 2, 2020, Governor Whitmer announced an executive order to cease all K-12 in building school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The news hits me hard, though I knew in my heart that it was coming.…

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    Days in Isolation – Middle School Mania

    We find ourselves in strange times as we practice social distancing and self-isolation to contain the spread of COVID-19. Trying to find some sense of normalcy during a national pandemic is a challenging task. One of our biggest challenges is…

  • She’s Struggling! What Do We Do?

    When my sweet, spunky daughter set off for school, I did not have any reservations. I knew she would be one of the youngest in the class, but I did not have any concerns about her potential for success. She…

  • To my Amazing Teachers on the Last Day of School

    Take a look at these pictures. My girls grew so much over the 2018-2019 school year.  Everything was not always smooth sailing, but we learned a lot and kept moving forward.  I contribute much of this smooth sailing to their…

  • For the Love of Uniforms

    My children attend a Montessori charter school in Madison Heights, Michigan.  There are a million reasons I love this school, one of them being the children wear uniforms.  Though my 12 year old fashionista will explain to you how wearing…