Excellence in Education

What’s Your Self Brand?

by the Fabulous Linda Lee The word “brand” usually sparks thoughts of national companies such as Apple or Hollister. But each of us is our own brand and loving our self brand is important for how we feel about ourselves and how others think about us. During the middle school years, staying true to our(…)

Annie Griffiths: a camera, two kids, and a Camel – Ticket Giveaway

Annie Griffiths: a camera, two kids, and a Camel – Ticket Giveaway

Courtesy of the Victoria Theatre Association, Mom-Spot.com has your tickets to see Annie Griffiths. Comment below and let us know why you want to see Annie Griffiths.  Winner will be announced on March 6th. ABOUT THE SHOW: One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, GRIFFITHS has photographed in more than 100 countries during(…)

I Survived – 3rd and 4th Grade Reading Recommendations

I Survived – 3rd and 4th Grade Reading Recommendations

Is your child into historical happenings? Check out the book series by Lauren Tarshis. These are stories with fictional characters set in historical happenings. They are on a 3rd to 4th grade reading level. They have about 86 pages each, some actual photos in the backs of some of the books, an author’s page that(…)

An ADHD Mom Walks into a Bar

Guest blog post by Tabitha The bartender says “What’ll it be for you?”, at which the mom sighs and says dismissively, her attention on the TV mounted behind the bar “Oh, I don’t know…I like to read”. Most people would laugh, and even on a good day, I can chuckle at that one, but in(…)

Dog Diaries – A Recommended Read for Kids

Dog Diaries – A Recommended Read for Kids

Looking for a great new book series for the kids, check out this recommendation from a local elementary school librarian. There is a new series out called Dog Diaries!  These are even better than the horse diaries (and I loved the horse diaries)! Dog Diaries (by Beth Klimo) are books told from the dogs view,(…)

Passpot to Nature, Park Trek Offer Ways to Connect with Nature

Passpot to Nature, Park Trek Offer Ways to Connect with Nature

Guest blog post by Val Beerbower, Five Rivers Metro Parks Have you ever wanted to live a pirate’s life, going on adventures, while searching for treasure? Five Rivers MetroParks has some suggestions for outdoor adventure enthusiasts and treasure seekers of Dayton—without the peg legs or eye patches! Passport to Nature is a program designed for(…)