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To My Child’s Teacher

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Dear Teachers, I appreciate you. You often go unthanked. So, today let me express to you how much you mean to me. When my children wake up grumpy because I let them stay up too late the night before, I get...
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Last Minute Amazon Gift Ideas

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Christmas is almost here! If you're still stumped on gifts, here are some ideas that can arrive at your door with two-day Prime shipping. There's something for everyone on your list! Gifts For Her These freezer wine glasses are one of...
As a mom of three children who have been born into a life of privilege and relative ease, I desire to instill in them the virtue of gratitude. I see this as an everyday endeavor that is taught primarily...
I lead a rich fantasy life.   Mom Life requires it. When the day seems an endless cycle of clean-up, kitchen prep, and bathroom misadventures, I need to be able to check out. And the adult imagination is capable of...
Dyslexia is more than mixing up b’s and d’s or reading or writing a word backward. Though these are often signs of dyslexia, dyslexia is so much more. Do you feel like your child is struggling, but you don’t know why?...
I love Halloween! When we moved into our first home we had no kids yet, but I dressed as Columbia from Rocky Horror Picture Show and anxiously awaited the arrival of hundreds of princesses and ghosts. The reality was...
Between the children who have a strep throat infection without a sore throat, and the kids who have a sore throat and fever from something other than strep, it can be confusing about when to take your child to the doctor to evaluate for a strep throat infection.
Every year my son comes to me with a new amazing DIY Halloween costume idea. He presents a picture of exactly how his costume is supposed to look and I magically make it appear just a few short weeks...
I spent my first nine years out of college teaching 5th grade. I regularly assigned projects and assignments with due dates. I would be frustrated when late work as turned in. Fast forward to being a mother of two students....
I remember when I became the Tooth Fairy. When my oldest lost his first tooth, I actually shed a few tears while looking down at that tiny tooth in my hand. I couldn’t stop thinking about how big that tooth...

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Movers & Shakers: Jodi Long WHO TV Anchor

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Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost...