Tips for working moms who want to be involved at school

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Tips for working moms who want to be involved at school

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Not everybody has time for the PTA. Not everybody can bake cookies and get the juice boxes together and spend 40 hours debating whether the juices should be clear juices or red. You can still make a difference at school. If you are a working mother, you can still put in work to make your school better. Get your child's teachers email address. Ask if they need crayons. Ask if they need school supplies. Ask if she would like you to contribute a snack for a special time or a special lesson they are working on. Find out if she needs copies and get her one of those kinko cards. Make sure that she has it so she doesn't have to pay for those copies out of her pocket. She doesn't have to worry about getting those copies done on her free time. There are so many ways that you can help a teacher without being there. It starts with having a good line of communication with her, to let her know that you are open and available to her, even if you can't be standing in the classroom.

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Denene Millner

Author & Founder of MyBrownBaby.com

New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is a hotly sought after award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting and book publishing industries. Millner spent the last decade working as a columnist, contributing editor and blogger for Parenting, a national magazine for which she provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship. Currently, she also is the founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, a critically acclaimed, award-winning blog that examines parenting and motherhood through the multi-cultural experience. Millner frequently contributes as an entertainment writer for Essence, the most well-read and respected magazine for African American women, and has written for a plethora of national publications and prestigious websites, including Parenting, HealthEbony, JetHeart & SoulReal Health, Money, iVillage, Parenting.com, TodayMoms, and The Root, among others. Her extensive television experience includes regular appearances on the The Today Show, CBS Early ShowThe Nate Berkus Show, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, and the Rachel Ray show. Millner also is the author of 21 books. The former political reporter and entertainment journalist lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and their two daughters.

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