Author Archives: Blair

Dear Parent, This Teacher Has 8 Secrets to Share With You

Teaching is hard. Fulfilling and life changing yes, but also hard. Taking care of that many kids for 40 hours every week with the requirement of them actually learning things in that time….that can be a tall order. Add in the politics of it all, mandatory testing, continuing education requirements, packed classrooms, long days and […]

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My Christmas Miracle: Why I Stopped Hating Our Elf-On-The-Shelf

How the elf on the shelf won me over

A Christmas miracle occurred right inside the confines of my own grinchy self.(Ok, that’s dramatic. I’m not at all grinchy but I have nursed a long and resentful grudge against the Elf-On-The-Shelf.) I’ve hated it with a fierce eye-rolling passion.Somehow, this year, that little bastard won me over. Allow me to tell you why.There was […]

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7 Ways to Avoid Gift-Giving Overload This Year

Avoid gift-Giving Regret |

You buy things.Lots of things. Groceries, clothes, school supplies, toys, and more.Things you want, things you need, things you didn’t need but bought anyway.It’s how most of us live. It’s what we do.Cue holiday shopping. ’Tis the season for retailers to prey on your want-to-buy-things consumer soul. Maxed out credit cards. 10 mile long lines at […]

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