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FLVS Flex Elementary + Family Involvement = Student Success

As a parent myself, I am amazed at all the different choices we now have regarding our children and their education. Public, private, charter, virtual, homeschool—whatever option you choose, there is one fact no one can refute—parental involvement has a profound influence on children’s academic success. Recently I was introduced to all of the amazing […]

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Rejecting, then Embracing, The Sober Cookie Challenge™

What is the Sober Cookie Challenge™? When my friend Jodi MacNeal told me the idea of the Sober Cookie Challenge™, I did not like it.  Jodi is the Creative Director at Desert Rose Recovery – a faith-based drug addiction treatment program in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  The challenge?  To promote understanding and empathy for those […]

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Rocking Two Traditions During the Holidays

Rocking two traditions during the holidays

When people get married, they are supposed to combine family traditions in a way that works for the new family that is created. For the past three years, the holidays always made us reflect on our family, the traditions we grew up with, and the traditions we wanted to start with we kids. For us […]

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Traveling for the Holidays

  Oh Christmas, we meet again. With the beautiful decorations, lights, trees, and excitement comes a lot of activites! December is in FULL effect and with this comes travel, parties, relatives from out of town and routines all out of wack! Many say that I am extremely strict when it comes to my kids bedtimes. […]

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Home Made Christmas Gifts

Get Crafty and Teach Generosity

What began as a lesson in generosity has become my favorite holiday tradition. While I would love for my children to be intelligent, athletic, and well-liked, my highest priority is for them to be good people. My focus as a mom has been teaching my children to be kind, polite, and respectful, and when they […]

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When you become an “Allergy Mom”

It seems in the past few years we have been hearing more and more about children with food allergies. I personally had heard of many children suffering from these allergies and felt sorry for the kids in my oldest daughter’s class that couldn’t enjoy the same snacks as the other kids. But beyond hearing about […]

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Traditions

One of the hardest things about marriage is taking two people from two different families and making it one. With this comes a lot of compromise and the holidays seem to be a time people see this compromise the most. What family traditions will you implement from which family, will you make your own, what […]

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