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Race to Nowhere: The Pressure on Overachieving Children

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I feel as though I am sounding like a broken record, but I have education on the brain a lot lately. Yesterday I spoke about how and why to avoid having your children placed on a remedial track in public school; but what about children like me who are placed in advanced tracks from Elementary school? Is it beneficial? What are the ramifications of having high expectations set on you for achievement from a young age? We look at our overachieving smiling kiddos and assume they’re happy, but a lot of times they are under tremendous tension. Continue reading →

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Your Child is Not Remedial: The Problem with Tracking

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The other day I wrote about shedding the labels others put on you and learning to Identify Yourself. Little did I know how timely it was because I had a conversation with some moms today that really got me…heated. Every so often I get a glimpse into what others are experiencing with their children and it just makes me ache inside. I am a Homeschooler, and although I don’t believe there is a clear cut answer for how everyone should educate their children, I believe other options need to be explored when there are definite issues with the current state of affairs. Continue reading →

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Product Review: Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

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Ah, Trader Joe’s. You always get me with your little product samples. First one’s free. It’s a solid business model. This week you hooked me with some delicious muffins from a box. I always and forever bake from scratch – but what a joy to be able to open a box, mix in a few extra special ingredients, and have breakfast already made for the kiddos to take to school tomorrow morning. I approve. Continue reading →

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Identify Yourself – You Are Not Your Labels

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Identify yourself. What meaning does the breath in your lungs hold? Have you stopped to think of the eternal consequence your existence has on humanity? You were not created to go through the conveyor belt of life without having impact. Yet some people walk around as though they are a negligible entity. This is one of the most harmful lies ever conceived in the heart of man. It is not true – not for me, not for anyone. Continue reading →

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Happy Anniversary Laguerres: Eleven Years

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Happy AnniversaryHappy Anniversary to us! Eleven years ago today I married my bestie. It really doesn’t seem like that long ago, but when I think about the experiences I’ve had in just a little over a decade, I’m in awe. There’s so much we’ve walked through that is written and lost in cyberspace on previous blogs I can no longer access. Even more that I still dare not even write about. Maybe one day. Continue reading →

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