Educating Ourselves for our Kids

School is back in session.  I have two middle schoolers this year and Jason is in the 11th grade at a school for kids with special needs.  The middle school boys are both in honors classes and come home with a ridiculous amount of homework!  Matt still struggles with staying organized (his definition and mine vary greatly).  The extra-curricular activities including math club, Lego NXT club, and chess club all start next week for Matt.  Jared will be trying out for the basketball team again this year.  Throw in youth group on Wednesday nights and we are pretty much on the go every evening.

Each season of parenting presents new challenges and questions that arise.  I have used the internet to find answers to many of my “is this normal for this age” and “how can I get my child to do xyz” type questions over the years.

Knowing that many mama’s seek information from the same venue, Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats partnered with MSN to bring us, Mom’s Homeroom.  This is a site by moms and for moms.  The site features a mom panel comprised of four educated, articulate and kind women that offer advice through tips, articles, video segments and even actively participate in the forum discussions on the site.

Of the four panelists, all are moms.  One is a child psychiatrist, one a SAHM (marketing background) who homeschools, one an MD/nutritionist and the other is a 3rd grade teacher (of the year in 2007!).  I found their articles to be helpful with topics ranging from how to pack a healthy lunch to how to teach your child writing skills.  The site is great for moms with kids in all types of educational environments.  Whether your child attends public school (like my middle schoolers do), private school (like our oldest does) or homeschool (which I tried and bow in awe to the women that can do it), this site applies to your life.  I admire the company for taking all our various vantage points into account when creating a truly mom-friendly site.

There are a few glitches they need to work out, as the site is fairly new.  But, all of the issues I have seen come across the message board have been quickly rectified.  The forum has an awesome moderator that stays on top of things!  I am confident that as the site becomes more popular and the ladies become more comfortable with the technology, the site will improve even more.

So, stop on over and let me know what you think.  Join the forum and ask questions of the great gals on the panel.  In order to provide our kids with the best education, whatever our involvement in that process is, we ourselves need to be educated.  We need to be educated about the latest studies about child development, educated about ways to bring out the best in our kids and educated about the learning process itself and how it differs in each child.  Mom’s Homeroom offers that education.  Thumbs up to Kellogg’s.

**I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate**

Comments

  1. My 5 year old would love to be in a Lego club. What an awesome after school activity! 🙂

  2. That sounds like a great site to help parents! Thanks for the heads-up 🙂

  3. Can you imagine trying to do all this BEFORE the Internet? How did moms do it?

  4. I was not aware of this site or partnership. I so glad you told me about it!

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