I Don’t Think I’ll Ever “Just Know” I’m Done Having Kids

That being said, I always believed that, when we were done having kids, we would “just know”. After all, that’s what I’ve been told by numerous friends (not to mention my own mother!)– many of whom birthed their first or second child, and shortly after sent their husbands for the good ol’ snip snip. They “just knew”, and assured me that I would, too. They seemed to have this peace and finality that I always imagined I’d have. Read More

Teacher’s “Summer Packet” Includes No Homework at All, and We Love It

Many times, especially in higher grade levels, students receive lists of things they need to accomplish before the next school year begins: summer reading lists, math drills and worksheets, and more. It can destroy the purpose of a summer break, which should be rest and rejuvenation for kids who work hard and learn so much throughout the school year.  Read More

94% of Teachers Spend Their Own Money on Classroom Supplies

This might not sound like a lot of money for some, but taking into account that school teachers earn less than the average college graduate, are often not given cost of living raises (and, because of inflation, their income has actually gone down the last 15 years), and have to teach more children with less resources every year, it is a lot. Read More