Roanoke TV Shooting: Making Sense Out of the Senseless

Like the rest of the world, I was stunned by the news coming out of Virginia early Wednesday morning.The murder of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward was an unimaginable, senseless act of violence. Making it even more unimaginable was the fact that it happened live, on the air, before 7 a.m. for viewers and their horrified co-workers to see. Photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker, Image Credit: WDBJ...more

How to Convince Parents Their Kids Don't Need Formal Preschool Over In-Home Childcare

Childcare providers everywhere have the same issue nowadays: Losing kids over the age of two to a brick building. That’s all it is really, a difference in the building....more

Erin Condren Teacher Planner: How a School Counselor Uses It

I promised this post FOREVER ago and just haven't done it for many reasons. Some of which aren't good ones, some of which are unimportant right now.  But, REGARDLESS, it is here!...more

Grape Pretzel Trees

This year, after about 13 years of being an at-home mom, my youngest child began school and my oldest child began junior high. It's been an adjustment for all parties involved. Last week, in an effort to aspire to the noble parenting aspiration of healthy after-school snacks, I determined that I, too, would make healthful after-school snacks ....more

Cheap(ish) Birthday Day-Date

It feels like months have already passed, but hubs’ turned the big 33 the first week of August. I don’t talk a lot about our relationship on the old bloggy, but given the celebration over his birth I just want to brag on him a minute. First, he’s a worker ....more

Encouraging Girls to Believe Shatters Mold for Young Women

It’s a great time to be a girl.Locally and across the country, in schools, on athletic fields, and in the workplace, girls and women are breaking out of stereotypical female roles and they are garnering a lot of attention for their success....more

Back-to-school for the work-from-home parent: we got this!

Ah, Back-to-School season. With the scent of freshly sharpened pencils and new packs of paper wafting through the air, work-at-home parents everywhere are finally getting some productive time back.Just kidding. We all know that’s not how it goes. Sports practices, riding lessons, science projects, parent-teacher meetings: having kids in school can be almost as time consuming as having them at home....more

Buying Clothes

I started my new job in the middle of July. Until then, I haven’t had a job where I’ve needed to have a professional wardrobe since my kids were infants. My last in-person job was when I taught at the community college two days a week the semester after my daughters were born ....more

15% Off Site-Wide at Mabel’s Labels [Last Day]

Take 15% off any order of personalized labels at Mabel’s Labels today with coupon code BTS15 at checkout. Choose from clothing labels, combo packs, mini name stickers and more. Free shipping ....more

Extra 20% Off Jeans at Kohls [Lots Already On Sale]

Take an extra 20% off select jeans for the whole family at Kohls through 9/2. Use coupon code DENIM20 at checkout. You’ll find that many styles are already on sale at up to 50% off ....more

1129+ Places That Pay For Your Writing!

Originally published on Beyond Your BlogOne of the most common questions bloggers ask me about submission-based sites is “Do they pay?”While non-paying sites can offer some great benefits, payment is a coveted, and often necessary, element many bloggers are looking for when they submit their work....more

54% off Anatex Deluxe Mini Play Cube Today Only

This Anatex Deluxe Mini Play Cube...more