stacybrooks

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Stacy is a Livonia mom of 2 little girls, 2 1/2 and 10 months. She has been married to her husband Joe for 5 years. They are also parents to two rescue dogs. Along with being a wife and mom, Stacy is also a certified teacher and licensed counselor working in the field of public education for the past 12 years. While she aspires to be the "Perfect Mom", she is self-proclaimed "Hot Mess Mom". When she has some free time, Stacy enjoys boating, traveling, shopping, wine, anything on Bravo, and cooking.
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5 Tips for Navigating the Middle School Transition

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I have spent the past 15 years working with students in grades 6th through 12th. By far, the most challenging are those that are in middle school. Middle school is hard for parents, teachers,...
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Traveling Alone with Kids: Pack Your Patience

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Call me crazy, call me brave, or call me a glutton for punishment. I have traveled alone with my two small children several times. While nothing can prepare you for airline travel this summer...
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Teacher Appreciation Week: What Teachers Really Want

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It’s that time of year, where we as parents shower our teachers with gratitude and lots of apple-themed gifts. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! This week honors the hard work your child’s teachers do for...
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5 Positives of a Planned C-Section

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We have all heard that c-sections are the easy way out. I, and every other c-section mama out there, will tell you that this is not the case. I will tell you, after having...
stress-less December

5 Tips for a Stress-Less December

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If you ask any mom, parent, adult, or human what the most stressful time of the year is, I guarantee they are going to say December. During this month, we run ourselves ragged trying...
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Stuck in the Middle: The Sandwich Generation

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We have all heard of millennials, Gen X’ers, and baby boomers. But there is one generation that doesn’t get as much hype or enough praise: the Sandwich Generation. This generation is one that is...

Homework: The Struggle is Real

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As we settle into our back-to-school routine, the habits that have fallen by the wayside during the summer are back in full force for the month of October. Chauffeuring kids to after school activities,...

When Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

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The start of a new school year is stressful. Back to reality after a long summer, trying to get back to a routine, sports starting up again—it's a pretty busy time. If your to-do...
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It’s Not All Bad: Positive Changes to Education in a Post-Pandemic World

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Back-to-school shopping looks a little different this year than in the past. Along with pencils, notebooks and folders, parents are buying masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes in preparation for their kids to return...
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5 Toys Parents Hate But Kids Love

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I’m not a monster. I’m just a mom. A mom who is sick and tired of cleaning and picking up toys every day. Some toys just make me cringe more than others. Maybe it’s...