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The Kindergarten Decision | East Valley Moms Blog

The Kindergarten Decision

Redshirting The term “redshirting” used to be applied to high school and college athletes.  The “red shirts” were the ones needing to gain more experience before joining the varsity team. Now, more commonly, moms of preschoolers are using it for their children. When my oldest, Asher was born, I knew that about 5 years later […]

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Not a perfect parent | East Valley Moms Blog

Not a perfect parent

Discipline isn’t easy. The famous quote is “I was the perfect parent before I became a parent.” It is so true. When my oldest was a baby and did nothing disobedient. I thought “ I’ll never yell or he’ll never throw a tantrum like the spoiled children I see in the store.” And I definitely […]

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Teacher Appreciation

How to really appreciate teachers

Teacher appreciation week is upon us and as a former 6th grade teacher, this week is near and dear to me. I always looked forward to this week as it was a week of perks just for me and true appreciation from students, parents, the community and my employers. However, beyond the gift cards, lunches, […]

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