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Stacee Hurst

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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...

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! 

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...

3 Ways to Balance Sports and School Work

You may have read about the research that clearly shows that youth who participate in sports perform better academically. This all sounds great until a young teen tries to navigate balancing this sport or sports with the day-to-day school work...

10 Tips for Taking Your Own Family Photo

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you want to craft a Christmas card but have yet to do so, don’t worry, there is still time to take a great family photo to send to your loved ones. When it comes to family photos, it never fails; we are...

5 Ways to Share Your Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is typically a holiday where people spend time with family and friends and remember the things they are thankful for.  I have always felt like thankfulness should not be limited to just a single day!  Here are some ideas our family...

Hat Trick! 3 Ways My Child Won by Playing a Team Sport

Have you ever looked back over the last several weeks and suddenly become so impressed with the changes that have come about in your child?  This happens so unexpectedly but is always a welcome surprise! 

How to Make Your Family Vacation Educational

It’s summer time and many families are planning time away from home for quick or extended vacations. In addition to our planned vacations, my husband travels a fair amount for work and we are sometimes able to turn some of his business trips into...

10 Summer Activities That Can Prepare Your Child For Kindergarten

 As my baby finishes up her year in Kindergarten, I’m feeling especially nostalgic and remembering back to all the fun I had with each of my four kiddos before the commitment of school. These memories of spending all day together get me...

5 Tips For a Stress-Free School Morning

As a parent of four kids ranging from 8th grade down to Kindergarten, getting out the door and being on time for school can be challenging.