We teach our children to befriend the new kids, but do we moms act on our own advice? Another summer has passed too quickly and our kids are back at school. If you’re like me, you’re lamenting the end of long, carefree days, yet breathing a sigh of relief at the return of routine. Through […]
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I admire those parents who craft each piece of food into a cute animal. But I will never be that parent. I buy things he likes (or things I think he might like) and put one small serving in each compartment. Sometimes, I cut them into bite sized pieces to add more speed to the […]
Is summer vacation over? Is it time to go back to school? Sumer vacation is over!! It’s time to go back to school!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh………….. Yup, there it is. Sighs of relief being released by mothers everywhere (and sure, Dads too!) For some of us lucky enough to not have to go into work on this […]
This past year, even grandma got involved! My retired mother has extra time on her hands and ended up in my daughter’s class on a weekly basis. Having this extension of our family in the school and participating only strengthened our tie to the school. Now, grandma and grandpa have a better idea of what […]
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This organization exists to support the school as well as the teachers and students. They are responsible for fun family events, teacher and staff appreciation, student award recognition, holiday celebrations and more. And, yes, there is some fund raising involved for things like school trips, band uniforms or helping to add more books to the […]
My sister called me first, choking up as she relayed the details and raced back to her job at the high school from an off-site meeting. The words she uttered stopped me cold: there was a school shooting in my hometown. Wait… What? My dad called a few moments later. As a retired ER nurse […]
So, are you ready for it? Do you have your notepad and pen out? Let’s be real – is the little yellow notepad up on your phone? Okay, good. Let’s do this.
Initially, her response infuriated me inside. Relax? You’ve been handed an opportunity many children could only dream of, and you want to relax? Don’t you owe it to your teacher and school to represent them? Not to mention you’ve been given a gift, and we should share our gifts with the world. When I was […]
I am a mom of five kids, aged 8-14. And I feel fortunate to live in a school choice state, where we can decide what is best for each child. Three of my children attend the nearby elementary school. I homeschool the other two. This is our first year exploring homeschooling. It has been a […]