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Valentina Lostalo

Valentina Lostalo
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Dear Schools, Why Must We Have Homework Over Holiday Breaks?

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I have two kids in elementary school, and since kindergarten, we have been having homework. While in kindergarten it wasn’t included in the grade, but now in first grade and up it is a...

This Time I am Going for Progress and Not Perfection

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We are days away from the new year and many of us go through this process of comparing our beginning of the year resolutions with the end of the year "accomplishments." This process can...

I Was Financially No One

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Back Story... I moved to the US 10 years ago, when my now-husband and I decided to take a leap of faith and end the long-distance relationship. It was (as you can imagine), pretty intense...

Do We Really Need to be THIS Busy All the Time?

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I am sitting home looking at the calendar and I can’t believe the number of things we have going on. Usually, the month starts pretty “empty” in the paper planner but by the time...

How We Manage Not Having Grandparents in My Kids’ Lives

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My husband and I have no living parents. It is hard as a child to not have our parents to turn to or to just show them how well we are doing regardless of...

Explaining Boundaries to Our Little Ones

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Social Skills Class My son and I are taking a “Social Skills” class at Children’s Hospital. A class that I find a lot of kids would benefit from (whether they are on the spectrum or...

I Wish We Did More Extracurricular Activities (But Not Really)

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Mommy Duty ... We are a family of 4, my husband, myself, a kindergartener and a first-grader. We have no extended family in town and a full-time job for the husband and a “flexible” work...

Motherhood: Sometimes Feels Like Walking Naked in a Crowd

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What changed. Since becoming a mom, many things have changed (I think we can all agree on that). Not only do I wear my heart on my sleeve and watch it go to daycare and...

Why Repeating Kindergarten Was the Best Option for My Son

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A little over a year ago, we had to make the decision whether to hold my son back in kindergarten or let him advance to first grade. He was making progress but was obviously...

 

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