We Got Through It Together

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I remember when the nurse came in to tell me they were releasing me from the hospital with her less than 24 hours after she was born. I looked outside my hospital room window and the sky was dark...
New school years can be challenging for both parents and children. New classroom and school expectations can be exciting, yet intimidating. My oldest found this to be particularly difficult after transferring from a school that had approximately 15 students per...
Already this year, I have seen tons of posts on social media about children going back to school and specifically little ones starting Kindergarten.  As a Mom with her only daughter going to Kindergarten this year, I have a...
Parents, Are You Ready For The First Day Of School? Idaho Falls School District 91 wants to make sure you AND your child are ready for school. Here is a checklist of things that can help ensure you are prepared...
How will we pay for childcare? That's one of the first questions moms ask when they consider going back to work. It was always a question at the back of my mind.   Stay At Home or Keep Working? I enjoy working...
When my oldest son, Alloric, was just a toddler he was already recognizing words. We knew then that he was a force to be reckoned with, and that we’d have to find an educational path to keep up with...
You've double checked the school supply list. Unicorn backpacks are filled with sparkly folders.  Star Wars lunch boxes are filled with your kiddos favorites.  You are holding back tears as you get ready to send your baby out into...

A Goodbye to Summer

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The end of summer is like the end of days for my family. In my house that means meltdowns about having to go to bed earlier, having homework again, and the return of structure to our lives. It’s the...
Let’s start with 2 simple things to keep in mind: How much time do they have for lunch? It’s like this becomes a game of  "What can they eat in 15 min? Wait let's try 10." Let's make it as...
It's that time of year!  School supply shopping comes with so many different feelings.  Some of us gleefully fill our baskets with supplies awaiting the day we pass our kids to amazing teachers, while others are wiping away tears...

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Giving Tuesday EIM Nonprofit Spotlight Roundup 2020

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This Giving Tuesday, we've made it easy for you to help one of our favorite nonprofits of 2020! Click the links to read more...