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Kiddie Academy of Abingdon Earns National Accreditation

Local early learning program receives a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation Kiddie Academy of Abingdon recently received national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The recognition comes from the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. The accreditation is…

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Tag, you’re it!

It’s hard to believe that decades ago I was lined up in my parents backyard playing “Red Light, Green Light” with all the neighborhood kids. There’s something about summer that brings out my internal flashlight tag-playing, hopscotch-loving self. Ah, to be a kid again… Now that summer is officially here…

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Family Friendly Fourth: Independence Day Activities

Independence Day offers many ways to celebrate, and educate your family about the history of this important U.S. Holiday.  Here's a roundup of fun ideas from around the web to celebrate this July 4th.  Be sure to add this one to your Pinterest boards! Free Printable Subway Art via Eighteen…

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When Daddy is the Better Mommy

I often catch myself thinking my husband’s a better Mommy than I am. In today’s society, it’s the norm for both parents to be working, but my scenario involves a spouse who teaches – and therefore has the luxury of more time off with our kids.  I’m both grateful and…

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Migraines and Mommies

I remember like it was yesterday - head buried under my arms as I lay my head on my desk. It was third period government class and I wanted to curl up in a dark, silent room. Why was everyone so loud? Were the fluorescent tube lights especially bright that…

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It’s a digital world out there... Promoting education while safeguarding your child in the 21st century

Gone are the days of traditional communication… Our children are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age, where information is at their fingertips. Everything is just one click, tap, or voice command away, and more often than not, there's an app for that. When used wisely, technology and media…

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Backseat driver

Recently, I wrote a post about avoiding technology to promote communication in my family. I often correlate using technology to time spent at home, but in reality that’s not always the case. A friend recently sent me a survey from U.S. News & World Report, noting that many parents admit…

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make it Educational!

It just wouldn't be summer without a lemonade stand! Some people might even say a lemonade stand represents the American dream - hard working entrepreneurs making waves for our economy. As parents, we are constantly seeking new and creative ways to keep our kids educationally motivated throughout the summer. But…

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Tell me about it!

Like most working parents, I savor every moment with my children. But let’s face it - those precious moments are usually few and far between during the work week. You only have your children’s full attention for so long, so why not make the best of it? It wasn't until…

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