• Free to Learn by Peter Gray: A Book Review

    Free to Learn by Peter Gray: A Book Review As a public school educator and a parent, I am constantly reading topics about education, inquiry, and play. I love public schools, but there is no secret that time for play has been replaced with standardized test preparation in schools. At home, structured activities in the form […]

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  • Advice for Mothers Everywhere

    The problem with parenting experts So I started writing this blog because I feel like I have a ton of advice to give. I love giving advice. Seriously. Maybe it’s because I love to teach people. Maybe it’s because I find happiness in helping others, especially mamas. Maybe it’s because I just like to hear […]

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  • 30 Ideas to Get Your Kids to Play Outside

    We know kids should play outside, right? Right….If you need a refresher you can read this article about the ever growing importance of outdoor play. If you don’t believe me or just LOVE learning about the benefits of outdoor play then here are some additional articles you can dive into. 5 Big Benefits of Outdoor […]

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  • 3 Steps to Declutter Your Play Space

    One of the biggest complaints I hear from moms is that their house is filled with toys. They have so much stuff–especially after the holidays. They feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. I’ve always loved a good purge (thanks mom!) so I started thinking about how I could share my process with you […]

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  • Types of Play and Child Development

    This article is an excerpt from my upcoming book Simply Play: Everything You Need To Know About The Most Important Part of Childhood. Click here to purchase! The Concept of Play At its core, play is one of the most important needs of a child. In fact, play is so important that it is recognized […]

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  • A Parent’s Guide to the Special Education Process

    A special thank you to Michelle DiMiceli, owner of Meaningful Education Support, for her help with this article. Parents are their child’s number one advocate. Being involved with your child’s education will not only encourage success, but it will give you the knowledge and power when your child needs additional help. The special education process can […]

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  • Guarding our children’s mental health

    Rise of mental health issues in children Did you know that mental health diagnoses among U.S. children increased 30% between 2011 and 2017 alone? That is a scary statistic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20% of children in the U.S. have a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. Signs and symptoms of […]

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