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This post was sponsored by Cincinnati Premium Outlets. All experiences and opinions shared are my own. Is there anything that signifies the end of summer more than back to school shopping? Especially after you pull out last fall’s wardrobe only to realize that all of your children have grown several inches in the past year […]

Back to School Ready with Cincinnati Premium Outlets

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Perfect pancake recipe. Easy homemade pancake recipe. Delicious and simple pancake recipe.  Common ingredients used in this perfect, easy, homemade pancake recipe. Pancakes from scratch. Free printable pancake recipe.  We are BIG fans of breakfast for all meals at our house and this recipe consistently yields the most perfect pancakes.  They’re easy, homemade and DELICIOUS. I promise, this […]

Perfect Pancake Recipe | Easy Homemade Pancakes

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Why your child should be device free in public. The reasons your kids should not take cell phones, iPads, and gaming devices in public. Free printable for teachers to give to parents explaining why their children should avoid technology usage in public. Recently, our daughter had speech therapy, so our two boys – ages three […]

Why your child should be device free in public

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In November 2017, I had a prophylactic double-mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I was 34-years-old. I made this decision after discovering I carried a mutation to the NBN gene. The NBN gene is responsible for the production of nibrin whose job is to repair damaged DNA. The NBN gene is also associated with an increased risk for developing breast […]

Pregnant After a Mastectomy

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When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins and Unplugged by Steven Antony make great additions to bookshelves in the classroom and at home. Both books tell the stories of what happens when the main character loses access to power – meaning no access to their beloved electronic devices. These stories are great for teaching kids […]

Teaching kids about limiting screen time through picture books

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Maybe only my fellow teachers who graduated in the early 2000s will relate to this, but I feel like this meme is always necessary as we transition into the month of May… I cannot find the original source of this meme! Lo and behold, it’s gonna be May! (snicker, snicker 🤣) How is that even possible?! […]

End of the year activities | May classroom activities

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​As the end of the school year approaches, I wanted to share some of my favorite read-alouds with you! These books are appropriate to read in kindergarten through the fifth grade classroom, all helping you close out the school year and transition your students into the next grade.  Love Is by Diane Adams Love Is tells the sweet […]

10 Read-Alouds to End the School Year

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Hi, I’m so glad you’re here! I love and respect all of my readers dearly and value their personal experiences, so I do want to preface this post with a bit of a disclaimer: If you’re currently trying and/or struggling to get pregnant, are in the throes of infertility, are infertile, or are triggered by […]

I don’t like being pregnant

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After preschool pick-up today, I needed to run to Target (obviously), so I pulled a Super Mom Move and packed lunches for Benny and Faith to eat in the car. I was all patting-myself-on-the-back that I had the forethought to throw lunches together a) in enough time before I needed to leave to get them […]

On this day in motherhood | March 25

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Thirty-six and Pregnant.  I probably couldn’t pitch it as reality show on MTV, but it’s almost just as shocking (to me) as if it were one and, likely, just as entertaining. I’m just not certain anyone would really want to watch me chronicle my geriatric pregnancy while parenting three kids, keeping my marriage fresh, running my […]

Thirty-six and pregnant

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