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You don't have to be bad to be better

Sitting on the bus traveling to the airport as my first experience at Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) came to conclusion, I was struck by the words of a fellow attendee Jessica Willie, Dean of Instruction from Houston, TX. 612 more words

50 Ways to Leave Your Debt

It doesn’t matter whether you have a sweetheart or are unattached, it’s hard to escape the Valentine’s Day ads touting¬†expensive roses, chocolates, and more. 697 more words

Money Saving Tip

A Backpack for the Journey

Not long ago, Kristy Horner joined the HSLDA family as a special needs consultant. Kristy and her husband Chris reside in Gerrardstown, WV, where they homeschool their twins, Gabriella and Griffin.  749 more words


Sometimes, I underestimate a book.

My superhero-obsessed preschooler received a copy of Max the Brave as a Christmas gift this year and our family immediately fell in love with the fearless kitten and his creator, …

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The Harder You Work, the Bigger the Snowman (Michael Byron Smith)

Here’s a great piece from my friend Michael Byron Smith on what the winter brings us as families and kids of all ages.–JDS


There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent. 1,115 more words

Nature Walk Made Simple

Getting children outside to experience and learn from nature doesn’t take a lot of tools or preparation…it doesn’t even take a lot of nature. It mostly takes time, questions and a willingness to get a little messy. 425 more words

Early Childhood Education

Punch Out: When Your Kid Hits You

Kids have tantrums. That’s just a fact of life that’s universal to all children (and actually several adults too). When you’re raising kids you need to be ready for crying, screaming, throwing toys and pouty lips. 689 more words