Common Core Math Is Confusing

As Common Core Math has been implemented in schools, it has left many parents scratching their heads. But, is it all bad? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh shares her thoughts on Common Core Math.

Common Core Math Is Confusing |

Over the last couple of years, a majority of states and their corresponding districts have made the decision to align their curricula with “common core standards.” As word of this spread, so did panic and the result was a terrifying mix of legitimate concerns and exaggerated claims.

No matter where you stand on the whole “common core debate”– and, believe me, I am not judging you either way– one thing seems to be consistently true for most parents trying to navigate this new world:

Common core math is confusing.

It doesn’t matter if math was your favorite subject growing up or you just barely got by. It doesn’t matter if you were a straight A student or considered a C to be a huge success. I honestly don’t think I’ve met a parent yet who looks at the new math programming and says, “Ah ha! Yeah, sure. I remember that.” Because we don’t. It’s different. And it’s confusing. [Continue reading…]

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The Daze Will Pass All Too Quickly

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The daze seems long, but it will pass all too quickly. The days really will go faster than you think. The little old lady in the grocery store is not wrong. And life is really hard sometimes. That makes you wish time to go faster, for potties to be trained, and noses to wipe themselves. […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004.

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Legoland on a Budget

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Want to visit Legoland in San Diego? Not wanting to spend a lot of money? Check out these tried and true tips for enjoying Legoland on a budget.

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A Different Kind of Easter Egg Hunt

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Last year we switched up our style of Easter Egg Hunt. Instead of filling the eggs with candy, I filled them with tokens that the kids could redeem for prizes.

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Favorite Kid-Friendly Side Dishes

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Teaching your children good eating habits doesn’t need to be difficult — or nuclear colored. These side dishes are delicious and easy to prepare. Plus kids love them!

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The Value of Spring Cleaning

Value of Spring Cleaning

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