When it comes to sending your little scholars to school, parents face a panoply (how's that for a vocabulary word?) of Hillsborough County school choice options. There's a traditional school. Then magnet and charter schools, or sending your child to...
When Children Don't Get a Choice Recently, I had a parenting moment that made me question my parenting approach. What kind of parent am I going to be? Up until this moment, my husband and I had made the majority of our kids' decision....
I'm a "new to school" mom this year, as Gracie started a toddler program at 2.5 years old. My husband and I had planned to put her in school once she turned 3, but that all changed this spring...
Each year around this time we see numerous drives and requests for donations for school supplies.  But how exactly do those supplies get distributed to our community?  Getting the kids ready for back to school is expensive!  The supplies...
You've got the snack calendar and your day is fast approaching. But what do you do for 20 kids? What's somewhat healthy, fast and easy that they will still eat? Here's 5 classroom snacks for back to school that...
As the kids head back to school, it's time to look again at our schedules and make a game plan. So often, we make New Year's resolutions to get in shape and feel healthier, but wouldn't it be awesome...
I am a former elementary teacher. I taught for 13 years in all types of schools;  Everywhere between Kindergarten and Fourth grade. I also taught reading for small groups for several years. I loved it!!  Most of the time,...
  Happy Monday! Ah, Monday.  The first day of the week.  A fresh start.  Also, for many students in the Tampa Bay Area, the first day of a new Homework Packet.  Maybe your teacher isn't into "packets" per se, but I...
I like to dress up. I work at Channel 13, and to be honest, if you're not on camera you could really get away with wearing anything - as long as no inappropriate body parts are hanging out. However, I always...
Car Line. These two words can bring moms to tears and cause them to pull their hair out. If you haven't had the pleasure of experiencing the car line, count your blessings. You're not missing out on anything but a slew...

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