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Mother’s Day: When Flowers and Brunch are Tainted With Heartache

It was difficult for me to write this before Mother’s Day and to get it out for everyone to read.  Then I thought about how depressing it could be to read something like what I’m about to share on Mother’s Day itself.  I came to the conclusion that waiting until late afternoon on Mother’s Day to begin “penning” my thoughts was the best option, with the hope of posting the day after.  Continue reading Mother’s Day: When Flowers and Brunch are Tainted With Heartache

No snacks, no treats, no candy ~ Oh, MY! Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

It’s no secret that, when most of us reading this post were younger, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by sending each other paper valentines and shared parties at school filled with candy, chocolate and cupcakes.  Fast forward to today’s celebrations and we have a conundrum facing our schools as so many children are struggling with food allergies and other health conditions negatively affected by these kinds of edible gifts.  Valentine’s Day, among so many other holidays, has had to shift its focus a bit in the classroom, but the question remains, “Can it be done successfully?”  I say, yes! Continue reading No snacks, no treats, no candy ~ Oh, MY! Valentine’s Day in the Classroom