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And End of Year Thank You to My Children's Teachers | Houston Moms Blog

An End of Year Thank You to My Children’s Teachers

Kindergarten and third grade are officially over. It’s been a great year. How do you know if a school year has been successful? Do you determine its worth by report card grades ? By teacher communication? By school events? With each passing school year, I’ve come to realize the year’s worth is determined by my […]

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PTO

Thank you, PTO

Parent Teacher Organization, or PTO, is a group of parent volunteers at a school.    I am a proud member of my daughters’ elementary school’s PTO. I love giving back to our school, our teachers, and our students. Our family was re-zoned this year. I was involved in our previous school’s PTO, so it was a […]

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Chanukah Has Tradition & Celebration … But It’s Not “Jewish Christmas”

Sundown December 12th marks the beginning of Eight Crazy Nights or as we call it, Chanukah.  For those who might not know, Chanukah is a Jewish holiday in which we remember when the Macabees fought against persecution from the Greeks, and after the battle was over, the Jewish people had to rebuild the second temple. The Jewish people discovered […]

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Not Adoptive Mom

Please Don’t Call Me an Adoptive Mom. I am Mom.

  I am a mom. When I am at the softball fields or swim lessons with my girls, I introduce myself as either Penelope’s or Pandora’s mom. The fellow parent introduces himself or herself as so-and-so’s father or mother, and then we have a conversation. When I attend Meet The Teacher, I introduce myself as […]

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Special Education Tips

Tips for Parents Entering the World of Special Education

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness month. While raising a child with these types of disabilities is challenging in all aspects of life, the challenges are certainly highlighted in the school setting… RTI, 504, IEP, SPED :: Are these just random letters and numbers strung together or do they mean something to you? If they are familiar, […]

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