Welcome to Text-as: The Little Snitch

I can’t believe that I have not had a text worthy of a Text-as post in over 6 months!! But worry not, friends… I have a couple lined up and they are doozies.   This one is super special because it’s our FIRST one […]

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5 on Friday – 5 Things I’ll Miss About Elementary School

5th Grade Graduation I’m not going to lie. Today is going to be a tough day for me. Today is our very last day of elementary school. As in – ever.  We’ve been thru 5th grade graduation (or moving up day) 4 […]

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The Elks Americanism Essay Contest

Parents are always proud of their kids. It’s our right to brag about what they do and it’s a good friend (or friends!) who listens as you take your turn. Of course, you have to be on the listening end as well. While […]

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Teach Your Daughter How Not to Look Like a 13 Year Old

So Your Daughter Wants to Wear Makeup It’s going to happen whether you like it or not. Your tween daughter is going to wear makeup. So you have two choices. You can give her $20 and set her free at Walgreens and […]

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Teaching Kids About Race Using Eggs

Explaining Race to Kids In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, I thought today was a fitting day to tell the story about one of my favorite elementary school experiences. When Mackenzie was in the 2nd grade, her school held […]

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Mean Girls: The Fight For the Top

You never know exactly when it happens. It just does.  From the day she started school, your daughter has always had a big circle of friends and plenty of play dates.  Then, one day it just seems that she doesn’t want to […]

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The Problem With Kids…

…Is usually their parents. One of the things that I noticed pretty quickly when we moved back down here 7 years ago is that in the South, people tend to live by the rule of “do as I say, not as I […]

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7 Simple Rules for Living in Our House

Dear Kids, Living in this house isn’t always easy. Just like being a teen isn’t easy. You see your friends who seemingly have no boundaries and all the baubles in the world and you wonder why. Why have you been placed in […]

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Universal Truths About Girls

Watching three girls go from womb to now, I have had the privilege of learning/realizing that yes indeed, some things do just come to us girls naturally. It’s like a code of honor that Mother Nature plants in their heads while they’re being created.

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Wordless Wednesday.. And So It Begins #iPPP

We’re just over a week into school being back and so far, so good!! I haven’t heard too many grumblings about teachers or gross boys. Yet. How’s your year starting off?? Happy to be linking up with my girls Greta and Sarah […]

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