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The Truth about Blended Classrooms : From my experience

When I first experienced a blended, or multi-grade classroom, my child was a 3rd grader placed in a 2nd/3rd blend. I think I had a pretty typical parent reaction…. I panicked and my thoughts went straight to, “How is one teacher going to teach...

It’s Summertime in Newberg!

Summer’s finally here! No more getting up early every day to pack lunches and drive the kids to school. You finally get to rest and relax with your little ones. But wait...what’s that? They’ve only been out of school for one week and they’re...

Help!  My Child is Going to Forget Everything this Summer!

When the school year wraps up and summer begins, a slower pace and sunshine start calling, and my family is always eager to answer! After counting down to the beginning of June, when school is out, we are ready for a break! 

Summer Bonding When the Grown Ups Have to Work

Summer.  The word brings visions of long days playing in the sprinkler, late nights playing board games followed by lazy mornings sleeping in, long family road trips, afternoons exploring local attractions, and a chance to take that vacation you...

Five Godly Characteristics to Look For in a Christian School

A few messages ago our family pastor was preaching about what God looks for in a family He uses to further His kingdom. As I listened, I was reminded that as godly parents, we should be looking for specific godly characteristics in the Christian...

Start Saving for College in Kindergarten

Please note that the writer is not a financial advisor. Topics mentioned here are merely suggestions. You should perform your own due diligence, or seek reputable, professional financial advice when saving for your child's education.

What Do you Learn in Kindergarten?

For many children, kindergarten is an exciting introduction to the educational process, laying the foundation for their academic future. It is a time of learning the basics, like shapes, letters and sounds, numbers and counting, how to walk in a...

Five ways to help a Christian family celebrate Easter

As a mom, I love making holidays meaningful and exciting! When it comes to Easter, my favorite part is putting together fun themed baskets. Whether it is filled with puddle jumping outdoor play items or baking tools and ingredients, the tradition...

Benefits of a Private Christian K-12 Education

I grew up in a Christian home, the oldest of 5 children, the daughter of a teacher and an aerospace engineer. My parents believed in the value of Christian education, and so we all attended private school starting in kindergarten. This was a...

Embracing the Mommy Fail

It happens to all of us...or at least I hope it does. You go through your days juggling your family, your job, and your home. Then all of the sudden, one of those balls gets dropped. You send your oldest to school for two days in a row in...