Marsha Roth

Marsha Roth
“I’m Marsha, the devoted wife of a Nebraska Husker fan, mother to a sweet laid back 11-year-old boy named Kellen and a 9-year-old spunky know-it-all named Rowen. I am a Kansas City native, proud Northwest Bearcat Alumni, and enthusiastic 4th grade teacher! I enjoy stolen moments where I can read in peace, indulging in chocolate chip cookies whenever possible, tending to my vegetable garden and finding new ways to annoy my daughter! My goal in life is to be my authentic self, follow the motto of ‘She did what she could,’ and share that with other moms!”

Travel Without Kids: What to Leave at Home

As we wrap up a summer of family vacations, camps and houses packed with kids, you might be ready to run away! Just thinking about some upcoming alone time with my significant other is...
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Where to Play Mini Golf in Kansas City

Mini golf is a great way to get out some energy and enjoy the warm weather! Here is your guide to a few of our favorite places to play mini golf in Kansas City!  Parkville...
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Love in Middle School

My daughter came sprinting into the house, as most informants do, to let us all know that my son was going to ask a girl out. After picking my jaw up off the ground...
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Watching The Bachelor with My Daughter

You read the title correctly. I do in fact often let my 11-year-old daughter watch The Bachelor shows with me. I know I’m going to catch a lot of flack for this, but just...
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Parent Teacher Conference Tips From a Teacher

It’s that time of year again, whether you’re going to be attending in person or on Zoom, parent teacher conferences are coming. Here are some quick tips from a teacher's mind to help things...
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Picasso Problems: What to Do with Your Child’s Artwork

We’ve all been there. Your sweet little cherub pulls out the newest piece of prized art work and holds it in their grubby little hands waiting for you to admire it. Then if you...

Key to a Great Year: Communication with Your Child’s Teacher

School is right around the corner! Nerves are riding high as we all ask, will this be a "normal" school year? Masks? Social distance? Virtual learning? And where did the hot girl summer go? Despite...
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Car Shopping During a Global Chip Shortage

OK, so way back in 2017, my family stepped into the greatest club we didn’t know we wanted to be a part of...minivan life! We welcomed Winnie the Mini into our lives one warm...
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Protecting Your Child’s Mental Health

We can all agree that our children are the most important things in our lives. We would do anything for them, go full on mama bear to protect them. Cuts, scrapes, bruises—we bandage it...
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What Romance Novels Got Wrong

Romance novels like 50 Shades, Crossfire, After, even the Twilight series got it all wrong. Poor innocent clumsy girl needs saving from a successful, often rich man who is usually reformed but still harboring some deep,...
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Sharing Black History with an All White Class

With Black History Month upon us, I have been nervously trying to figure out how I plan to incorporate Black history into a classroom full of white fourth and fifth graders. I am the...
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Tips for Life on the Hybrid Schedule

Life on the hybrid schedule sucks. I wrote this post twice, and when I reread each one, I realized all I was doing was venting and complaining and making myself angry all over again. So,...
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No Fall Classroom Parties, No Problem: Ways to Celebrate at Home

The sound of plastic costumes. The smell of sweaty children racing from craft to craft. The spider rings. The candy apples that are too hard to eat. The giggles and excitement of fall classroom...
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Video Games are Changing How Kids Play

Back in the day, play used to consist of banging on neighbors' doors and riding bikes (sans helmets) all over the neighborhood, possibly to the gas station if you were brave enough. It was...
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Back to School: Six Things You Can Do to Get Ready

The upcoming school year is at the forefront of most minds. Do we send the kids? Do we keep them home? What about homeschooling and virtual school? Will my kids be safe at school?...
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