Tweet Summer is a great time to learn. I’m a huge advocate for turning off the TV so that kids have rich opportunities to learn to make their own fun, problem solve, and engage in activities that stimulate their imagination. I also know that sometimes the only “Me Time” you can get is by turning […]

Tweet Dear Moms, By now you should be in the full swing of things and we at Tandem Teaching know that you are executing our back to school tips and tricks with ease and precision, right? For some of you yes, but for others you’re proabably thinking, I really do need some help.  Lets see, are […]

Tweet When asked to describe me a few years ago, my cousin said, “You could put Melissa in a bare room with no doors or windows, hand her a Chinese Checkerboard, and she’d find some way to lose it!” She was right. I spent much of my life searching for papers, keys, my passport . […]

Tweet When I was a kid my family used to have the most beautiful family dinners. We’d share stories of our day and enjoy great food. The room was filled with laughter and amazing smells. We’d ask politely to be excused, and clear the table. When the dishes were washed and put away, the backpacks […]