For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire


Excellence found in Chatham County public schools

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:39am

So it's the last day of school for Chatham County public school kids. Let summer begin!

Oddly enough, as I drove my kids to school this morning for their last day of 4th and 3rd grades, they discussed how they wished they could go to school all year and how school is more fun than summer. Apparently summer is boring, just sitting around watching tv all day (which is not even what my kids do!).

Free tools teach kids computer programming during Hour of Code Week

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:04am

This week is Hour of Code Week, in case you didn't know. A project of, with the support of CEOs, celebrities, and the President, the goal is to encourage every student (all ages) to take some time to start learning computer programming.

The mathematical virtues of a cheese quesadilla

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 9:26pm

This summer my kids participated in Live Oak Library's reading program, and again I found it to be a great way to encourage my young readers. There is a lot of emphasis in parenting circles on developing our children's reading skills, which is good. I am surprised, however, at the lack of emphasis on nurturing a love for math and numbers.

How to clear out some toys, free up your schedule, and enrich your kids all at the same time

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 9:08pm

What would you think if I told you that you can enhance your child's development and self-control by taking away their toys and cutting out their scheduled activities? Well, sort of...

I read a fascinating article today about the importance of unsupervised, improvised play for kids. It is based on the research of Howard Chudacoff, a cultural historian at Brown University.

The virtues of traveling with kids

by Traci Schumacher on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 8:43am

Traveling to new places with kids is an amazing adventure. It shakes you out of your comfort zone, stretches you in new ways, and shows you what you're made of. It is a great learning experience for the whole family. I highly recommend it.

How my daughter's science fair project is stressing me out

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 6:22pm

It's science fair time at our school. This is my daughter's first year to participate in the science fair, and boy am I stressed.

Although I went on to get a science degree in college, I never had much success with science fair projects. I always waited too long to start, and I always did a project with plants that proved essentially nothing. As an adult, I have come to accept the fact that my thumb is any color but green. That little tidbit would have come in handy during science fair.

Getting ready for summer: considering summer camps

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:12am

Though it may feel like winter out there this week, it is time to start planning for summer... camps, vacation, activities, etc. Summer will be upon us before we know it!

Free Parenting Classes

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 8:36pm

Parent University ( is offering classes on how to cultivate learning in children ages birth through 5 years through the new Early Learning College program. This special session will take place at East Broad Elementary School this Saturday, September 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are all welcome to attend. Free childcare and lunch will be provided, along with a giveaway or two.

National Rally for Change aims to make childbirth better in Savannah and the US

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:39pm

What are you doing on Labor Day? Here's a chance to make history. You can attend the National Rally for Change, organized by, which seeks to improve the quality of maternal healthcare in the US. The group strives to make women aware of all their options during pregnancy, along with the risks associated with those options, so they can make informed decisions.

Goodbye Spelling Tests!

by kgillyard on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:17pm

Around the area students have returned to school and if you haven't already noticed there are some changes this year. Georiga has changed their standards once more to become more aligned with national standards. With that there are some noticable changes in the classroom and in homework assignments.

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