Have you ever had what Oprah has called an 'a-ha moment?' A point in time where you thought wow, I feel dumb, that wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. That is me currently with my kids homework. I think I'm pretty smart. 'You is kind, You is smart, You is important.' lol At least that is what I have to tell myself after struggling to help my 2nd grader with her math homework. 

I will say I am not great by any means when it comes to math. I'm the person that is extremely grateful my phone has a calculator on it or I would not be able to function. lol But let me tell you, the way math is taught these days is eating my lunch! Thank goodness for older siblings because my oldest has come to my rescue countless times with the answers. Even my Jr. high kid says I don't know, we weren't taught this way? (Like we can figure out the problem, in our heads, but it is showing the work that is hard.)  That is the only thing that makes me feel better. He is still in school, I've been out of the game far longer. 

Parents, please tell me I am not alone? Is there a certain subject, in a certain grade that you struggle with when it comes to your kids homework? Can I offer my English and spelling expertise in exchange for some math help for my kid?  I'll tutor yours if you tutor mine. lol The struggle is all too real.

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