“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


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    This & That

    A Toe-Tally Awesome Teacher Gift

    Now that the first full week of school is behind us, I thought it was time to share this year's back-to-school teacher gift for my son's third grade teacher. Last week I shared some great giftable ideas, so if you missed it and still need some inspiration, please take a look -- I'm sure teacher gifts are appreciated throughout the year!

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    Saturday Sparks

    Saturday Sparks: Back-to-School Teacher Bribes

    It’s that time of year again, where we scurry around gathering supplies for our school bound children, map out where they are headed on day one and how best to get them there, snap a few photos for posterity’s sake and maybe even shed a tear or two as we send them off for yet another nine months of being looked after by another human being. Not to depress any of you mamas out there, but there is a very good chance that your child’s teacher will spend more waking hours each week with your little person than you will. If there was any reason to salute, say thanks to…

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    Mama Moments

    Just How Grown Up is a Second Grader?

    Yesterday evening was “meet your teacher night” at my son’s school and today is our last official day of summer. Wow! I have absolutely no idea where it all went. Okay, so I have a few suspicions, but I probably won’t own up to the fact that I tried to cram way too much good stuff into a mere two and a half months (and I might do the same thing next year *grin*). As usual, my son was a bit anxious about the school year but after he located his classroom, met his teacher and recognized a few peers he is now a bit more eager to get second…

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