Find Your Inner Wonder Woman (with Chicken)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods and SheSpeaks. All opinions are entirely my own. WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Feeding my family becomes a laughable experience in my house. I often wonder if my littlest boy is ever going to move outside of the few things he is willing to eat. My oldest has a little better of a palate but still has an issue with trying new things. Sad…

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Summer Vacation Can’t Come Soon Enough

Summer vacation is right around the corner and I’ve survived another school year. Only 20 days remain and I’ve got this. Dreams of summertime fun will power me through these last few weeks of stress. Over the past two years, I have designed and implemented a new school lunch program with my oldest son, who is a chef. Feeding the kids each day and teaching them about healthy eating and nutrition is a job I love. My job is rewarding and I really love it, but everyone needs some time…

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Forget Report Cards: This Is What Really Matters

Report card day. For some parents it carries with it the feelings of pride and anticipation. For others it brings dread. It is the day that our children’s academic success is summed up in a single letter. A, B, C, D, F. Outstanding, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory. Commendable, Proficient, Basic. Above grade level, Grade level, Below grade level. Four times a year we see our children’s achievement in school formally assessed and scored in black and white. For all parents this can be difficult if we don’t see that grade that we…

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Not Everyone Appreciates Teachers (But You Should)

This week, social media has been full of all things promoting teacher appreciation. My Pinterest feed has so many wonderful and creative ideas to show a teacher just how thankful we are. There are pictures all over Facebook with the ideas different friends have carried out and want to show off that they are giving to their kid’s teachers. Teachers are the talented force leading our future. They absolutely should be appreciated. I speak from the heart because I have been a teacher for fourteen years. My school’s Parent-Teacher Association…

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Take Your Child To Work Day #RealityMom Edition

April is here, and that means Take Your Child To Work Day is fast approaching. Parents and children alike look forward to this day. Parents look forward to showing off their workplace to their kids, and their kids to their workplace. Children look forward to getting the chance to experience what mom or dad do all day while they are at school, as well as the chance to just miss a day of school. The event is meant to be a lesson in career education and quite literally, on-the-job training….

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