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His Next Chapter

By:Sarah Meikle/ I remember the day my son, Camden, was born very well. That day I became a different person, a mom who worries on a daily basis, a mom who loves her child more than anything on this earth. With that comes a lot of anxiety. No one can ever prepare you for the…

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Preschool on the Brain

By: Lisa Eack/ Preschool on the Brain- It is that time of year again! Parents begin to think about enrolling their child in preschool for the fall. Preschool can be a difficult and sometimes expensive decision for parents. But did you know that there are many free preschool options for families that qualify here in…

This is how a classroom should make you feel

With a couple weeks into preschool I am seeing such an improvement in my child’s growth. I remember when I first questioned the notion of placing my 4-year-old in school as opposed to waiting until he was older, but with great encouragement and support, I convinced myself we were ready. And now I’m excited to…

Sunday Games

Love this Michigan weather!!  These past couple weeks have brought us every kind of day you could possibly imagine—cold and windy to sunny and warm. Never knowing what lies ahead, the boys and I have been opting for more indoor games to keep us busy, games we play as a family. My preschooler and I…

Preschool jitters and how to handle ’em

I finally made it! My youngest son is starting pre-k. After raising four boys and and putting them through school, the last li’l chick is leaving the nest. So why do I feel like I’ve never done this before? The same fears and doubts creep in my mind like they did 20 years ago. I suppose you…

Success can be measured in oh-so-many ways

I recently stumbled across an article about a New York City mother who is suing her daughter’s preschool for not adequately preparing her daughter for an Ivy League education. Suing?  A Preschool?  For not preparing her kid for Harvard?  She can’t be serious. But, oh, she is.  Here is the story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42087487 There are several…

How to pick a preschool

Years ago, preschool was optional.  Technically, it still is.  However, the educational bar is much higher than it used to be.  Kids today are learning in kindergarten what their parents may have been taught in 1st or 2nd grade.  This is a reality of our current educational system.  That being said, preschool programs have become…

When I grow up…

Today I had the honor of attending the graduation presentation at my daughter’s daycare (kudos to Small Wonders at the Christian Family Center by the way). To say it was adorable beyond belief is, of course, an understatement. However, the highlight  for me was when the children graduating were asked what they wanted to be when…