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|Kids Grow Up So Fast...And I Like It That Way!
Mar 07, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teenagers, Teen Girls, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers
Paper airplanes are taking over my living room.
In the past few months my little boy has developed an origami obsession, and The “Great Paper Beast” has vomited all over my house (see photo). It’s getting on... Read more
|Teenage Girls Are Messy, and What IS That Smell?!
Feb 29, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teenagers, Teen Girls, SchoolFamily.com, School Clothes, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers
No one told me teenage girls are so messy! (And stinky?)
My oldest daughter is downright disgusting when it comes to her room and her laundry, and I’m scared to look under her bed. Her little sister (poor thing s... Read more
|Attention Stay/Work at Home Moms: Is It Okay To Hire An Assistant?
Feb 23, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, School Volunteers, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Homework, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers, After-School
In my former life I was a molecular biologist. I know. Weird huh?
Except working in a lab is a lot like, well… cooking. Mixing up recipes (only much more precise than a dash of this and pinch of that), and growi... Read more
|Confident Child Syndrome: Letter To My Pre-Teen Daughter
Feb 16, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Gifted and Talented, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers
Dear 11-year-old daughter,
You are smart, cute, witty, and have a spirit about you not usually found in a girl your age.
Earlier this year when you ran for student government and easily won the “popular&rd... Read more
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. What’s a busy mom to do? After throwing all our creativity (and plenty of Pinterest searching) into kids’ Valentine’s Day friend cards, I have no time... Read more
My freshman asked me to drop her off early for school near the corner bakery. She wanted to grab a hot cocoa with a friend before school.
Upon rounding the corner, several older students were monopolizing the outdoor... Read more
My little boy (see photo) loves Legos. Okay. What 7-year-old boy doesn’t?
However he loves them for about 10 minutes. Or as long as it takes him to put together the elaborate “puzzle” of pieces via t... Read more
My freshman daughter hates science. Okay, maybe hate is a too strong a word, but she sure doesn’t love it. And that’s all very sad for me since I have a biology degree and made university research my home for 8 ye... Read more
“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Did you know Martin Luther King Day has morphed into an official “Day of Service?” If you check the website, MLK... Read more
When it was time for my daughter to start using Facebook, we read articles, talked to Internet safety experts, and researched Facebook terms of service (TOS) rules for children. (Did you know children younger than 13 aren't a... Read more