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Is Virtual Learning Virtually Impossible?

Every parent of school-aged children had some tough decisions to make this year, depending on what their school district is offering. Every choice has its pros and cons, and every parent wants what’s best for their kids and family. It’s tough out there, and I want to say that no matter what choice you made - you are doing a great job!  We chose the Virtual Learning option for Ruben, who is starting 1st grade. Being lucky enough to work from home, we knew it was possible. Having a newborn at home, we thought it would be the better option for us at this time. Our school is great in that they will allow us to switch options when we...

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3 Tips for Balance During Back-to-School Busyness

August is a time when the days are hot and lazy, but the promise of fall starts slowly creeping in.  Advertising for Back to School sales starts popping up, and I’ve even seen fall decorations pop up at various stores!  I think every season is enjoyable, and the period right before the kids go back to school is so packed with preparations and sometimes anxiety, that I thought I’d take a moment to write out some tips on how I try to maintain balance during it all. 1.  Maintain a mini-school routine with the kids.  One of the things I do with Ruben is to do 1 hour of schoolwork a day, to make sure he doesn’t forget what he...

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