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December 22, 2015

See you in 2016!

Happy Holidays, Dearest Readers! We are preppin’ for some holiday shutdown over here on the blog. While I wish I could completely disconnect, I’ve got this little looming thing called a copyedit deadline for this puppy. But once that…

December 11, 2015

Taking on New Commitments: The Girl Scouts

As 2015 winds down,  you may be asked to take on new commitments for the new year, either personally or professionally. You know, supervising field trips. . . becoming department chair. . . coaching a sports team. . . hosting a book club. . ….

December 3, 2015

The 2015 Together Gift Guide!

Back by popular demand, we present the 2015 Together Gift Guide – and check it out on Pinterest too! Whether you are gifting your own kids’ teachers (must get on this!), an educator in your family (got one of those too!), a leader in your…

November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving and The Power of a Post-It

It’s the time when many of us are wrapping up for the Thanksgiving holiday—and some of you may already be on vacation. It’s cold enough here in DC that I’ve got my cranberry sauce chilling on the deck. Wednesday will be a half-day for me,…

November 20, 2015

Student Checklists for the Elementary Set

Now that I’m the parent of an elementary school student, I’m always on the lookout for ways to help my five-year-old with her own Togetherness — otherwise known as executive functioning.  My brilliant friend, Analisa B., recently described the…

November 13, 2015

I LOVE This Elephant & Piggie Email

Since we’ve been taming the e-mail beast bit-by-bit around here, I wanted to share a personal one that just hit my inbox. It’s from one of my good friends, Anne L., who lives here in the DC burbs. There are so many reasons this email made…

November 6, 2015

Tame the Beast Continues: Katie’s Email Folder System

Here in Together-land, we are continuing to slay the email beast, bit-by-bit. First, by setting routines like Will, then by managing expectations like Tony, and then by adjusting norms like New Orleans College Prep. Today, we will take a peek at…