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March is National Nutrition and Reading Month.  A great way to celebrate with children is by building healthy eating habits and reading skills at the same time.   Here is a list of my 10 favorite books and corresponding healthy snacks...
Here's some history for you: I am a white, middle-aged female who grew up a stone's throw away from where the Civil War ended. We studied the Civil War for six weeks in school. We were told February was Black...
My heart goes out to every Black mother that has lost their child due to the color of their skin. Being Puerto Rican, I experienced being called an ‘alien’ and was constantly questioned about my legal status while growing up...
As a homeschool family, we try to learn about, celebrate, and observe any and all holidays. Whether it be National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, Valentine's Day, or Veterans Day, we take a few moments to learn of each holiday's...
This election season, please don’t ignore your kids! Instead, try teaching them how MUCH their vote matters. As the yard signs started popping up in our neighborhood, so did the questions from my back seat. This election season has fueled...
The first few weeks of remote learning have left me feeling pretty lost as a parent. My 5-year-old couldn't sit through a movie he wanted to watch in a theater for two hours let alone a 2.5-hour lecture on...
The other day at school pickup, my tow-headed daughter shuffled down the sidewalk toward me, her big pink backpack dwarfing her small frame. As she drew closer, I knew something was wrong. Even though her face was mostly covered...
Summer vacation is over and school is back in full swing — but did you know that September is a great time to visit your local library? Libraries are more than just a place to read books. They’re a...
As a librarian, I am a huge proponent of visiting the library. Bring your children to storytime! Sign up for summer reading! Visit often and and stay all day!  But now, in a COVID-19 world, my library message is a...