The Reality Of Missing School And Chronic Absenteeism

For many of us school really just started – and not a moment too soon! I know you know exactly what I am talking about. That small celebration that goes on in your head after the school shopping is done and you cry a few tears after dropping them off for their first day back. FREEDOM. Even if just for a little while. Or maybe you are like me and you had one more quick trip, that was work related, but also meant a quick and fun vacation for the…

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Getting First Day Ready for Back to School

Every parent is different and I know that sometimes the sweet days of summer can also be trying days. I know that many parents look forward to the end of those carefree days, to school starting, so that they can get their quiet time back. But if I am being honest, I love summer. I know that my boys are growing up way too fast and I want to cherish every moment that I am able to with them. But, no matter how much I wish it to be summer…

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An Online Game Changing the Way You Save for the Future

Saving doesn’t come naturally to most of us—unless you are one of the lucky few. Being young has its advantages, but knowing the real value of money simply isn’t one of them. It is difficult to watch your friends blow lots of cash on new clothes and toys, or living beyond their means with credit, and not feel like you want to do the same. When you are young and feeling invincible, you probably feel little reason to save, because all of your needs are met, and you still have…

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Spring Clean Your Way to New Jobs for Your Community

Spring cleaning has always been something I have looked forward to. Out with the old, broken and worn out and into clutter free space! While I am cleaning my house I make piles of the stuff that I plan to get rid of, stuff that is trash, stuff I need to sell and stuff that I will donate to the Goodwill. For me, the hardest area of my house to keep clean is the closets. So we set up a donation station by the front door. If anyone in the…

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Will You #LightItUpBlue For Autism Awareness?

Throughout the month of April, take notice when you drive through a neighborhood and see the shine of blue light bulbs. Without a doubt, you’ll see one at my house. Since April is World Autism Month, I’ve decided to let my front porch shine with support for autism awareness–and I hope you do too! Autism refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism…

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