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Surviving the Homework Completion Struggle: Ten Tips from a Teacher Mom

Surviving the Homework Completion Struggle: Ten Tips from a Teacher Mom

Homework. Just the word alone can prompt a severe allergic reaction from kids and parents alike. The continuing debate over whether or not homework is valuable is still all over the internet. Whatever the case, most kids will likely have homework in some form throughout the school year. Aside from how we personally feel about homework, […]

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Choosing the “Right” School for Your Child:: Our Bloggers Weigh In

If you're new to Wine Country, you might be surprised to learn that our school system is sort of unconventional. Many districts allow inter- (transferring out of district) and intra-district (same district, different school)  transfers. There are several exceptional private schools, and there are many homeschooling families (and co-ops) that offer a variety of programs. [...]
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Back-To-School: 3 New Teacher Gifts {for the Not-So-Crafty Parent}

It’s here: Back-to-School Season! And with it comes a mixed bag of emotions for parents, ranging from “I can’t take the sibling fighting one more day! Teachers, please take them back!” to “It’s been lovely not having to worry about making it dressed, feed, and backpacks loaded with homework folders and lunch boxes out the […]

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Can I Say the C-Word? {A Teacher Busting Misconceptions About Common Core}

Innovators. Problem Finders. Environmental Stewards. Compassionate Citizens. Creative Artists. Rigorous Thinkers. Am I referring to the movers and shakers in Silicon Valley or the highly valued entrepreneurs of the world? Maybe the business minded moguls living large in SF’s Financial District? Nope. I’m talking about our kids in public schools in California, ages 4-17. You […]

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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten? {Four Essential Traits They Need}

All around Sonoma County, school districts are beginning the process of kindergarten enrollment. And,all around Sonoma County, mamas are lying awake in bed asking themselves, “Is my child ready for kindergarten?” The saying “kindergarten is the new first grade” has become popular in recent years. Consequently parents think kindergarten readiness equals academics. Yes, kindergarten is […]

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