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Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Michelle is a homeschooling mom of two who lives in South City with her husband, kids, two cats, and a dog. Her family loves reading, hiking, and art. She runs Dayla Learning, a place for online classes and curriculum in the humanities. She likes to write about education, work-life balance, and exploring all the wonderful experiences St. Louis has to offer.

8 Things I’ve Learned as an Unexpected Homeschooler

If you had asked me four years ago (when my daughter was a preschooler) whether I would be homeschooling, I would have laughed at your hilarious joke. I was in a full-time, five-day-a-week career...

“Just Cherish Them”: Why Overwhelmed Moms Can’t Take this Advice

I found myself with a sleeping toddler on my arm in the early morning light. His little eyelashes were fluttering a bit, and his mouth was slightly open as he took deep, peaceful breaths....
alarm clock on a wooden table

Three Ways To Get 20 Minutes of Peace With A Toddler

I thought I had it all figured out, this work-life balance thing. I am lucky enough to have a toddler who sleeps pretty regularly until 7:30 or 8, so if I get up at...