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Mandy Stockton



New Ways to Celebrate the New Year
Last year, my family decided to try out various New Year traditions from around the world. Some were more fun than others, but all were an interesting way to learn about customs in other cultures. We will definitely be making it our own tradition to usher out the old year like the Irish: by banging […]
Recommended Reading: Books for Hispanic Heritage Month
Looking for some good books for your kiddos? We’ve got you covered. September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, so we’ve put together a list of books written by Hispanic or Latinx authors and/or featuring Hispanic/Latinx characters. This month was established in 1988 to celebrate and recognize the achievements, contributions, and cultures of […]
Homeschooling Worked for Us, but I’m Calling It Quits
Never in my life did I envision homeschooling my children. Nope, no way, never gonna happen. But then along came a pandemic. My twins were in their last year of preschool when we suddenly shifted to virtual learning via Seesaw. Their amazing teacher did all she could to keep them engaged, creating a makeshift classroom […]
Friday Faves
Friday Favorites by Mandy
The last time I wrote a Friday Favorites post, I had not been in a restaurant for a year. It makes me especially happy to now have a restaurant on my favorites list! Read on for my new food obsession, a simple toy that travels well, and things you should order online. Chatbooks These little […]
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Recommended Reading :: Books for Black History Month and Beyond
by Amelia Mansfield and Mandy Stockton If you’re anything like us, you’re always thinking of ways to build your child’s confidence, self-awareness, knowledge, and understanding of others. Books are an accessible tool for that, yet the options are seemingly endless. Where do we even begin choosing a title that fits our kid’s developmental stage, interests, […]


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