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Yak it Up with Yak Chats!

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. ~Ronald Reagan Growing up, our dinner table was the place to be from 5:30- 8:00…sometimes even longer. Yes, we did…

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Ten Ways We Are Being Easy On Ourselves in 2017

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. ~Amelia Barr I like easy and simple. It works best for me. I tend to shy away from things too complicated…too…

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Here’s To One Less Thing I have To Do In the Morning!

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Adams It’s 7:00 in the morning and you have one kid running around looking…

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Why I Don’t Depend on My Children’s Teachers to Educate Them

Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they – not someone else – must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated. Ernest…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Reading Aloud

Few children learn to love books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word; someone has to show them the way. ~Orville Prescott,…

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The Five Types of Summer Moms

Some of the best memories are made in flip flops. Kellie Elmore I don’t know if y’all have noticed, but summer is about to happen….to ALL of us. Which means,…

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Finding Our Summer Rhythm

Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over. Elvis Presley Alright y’all…it’s that time of year. The backpacks are…

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Keepin’ It Simple with our Brainy Yak Read Aloud Zine

I want to start off with a K.I.S.S, not a real kiss but the “Keep It Simple Silly” kind of kiss. We are nearing the end of another school year…

Let’s Be A Safety Net

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading.” Elizabeth Hardwick Last Friday, a few of us moms got together and had our first official game night. There is nothing more…

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Budding Readers and Index Cards

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943 When my son was four, he started playing T-Ball. He loved…