My favorite holiday growing up was book fair season. Once a year, all would gather in the school library to get our very own new books. I’d run right to my favorite genres and do the math (note: this was the only time I’d be good at math) to ensure I got my every penny’s […]
Finally! Your kids are older now, sitting in that sweet spot between so little they need you all the time and big enough that you’re the one needing them to STOP GROWING UP AND AWAY SO DAMN FAST, OKAY?? It’s time to start letting go of the reins a bit, learn the best way to balance […]
A little girl named Ruby is breaking my daughter’s heart, and I’m okay with that. Her third grade class is watching the movie Ruby Bridges, the true story of a little African-American girl who integrated an all-white school in New Orleans by herself in 1960, per court order. My daughter and her peers view it […]
You send your kids to school thinking the only things they will bring home are empty lunchboxes and a better understanding of grammar. You are wrong. Very, very wrong. THE CLASS PET Small, stinky, and breathing. As if you needed one more thing to try to keep alive through the weekend. ART Blobs of pungent […]
Waiting, waiting, waiting, then…OMG SO MUCH TO DO. And this is exactly how my day began. So, there’s that. Like this? Subscribe today. Find me on Facebook & Twitter.
All across the country kids can be seen slowly, grumpily trudging through stores as their parents dance in the aisles just ahead of them, merrily tossing shiny new back-to-school supplies and clothes into shopping carts. There’s no fighting the flipping of the calendar, but these cranky kids aren’t quite ready to go back to school–and they also aren’t […]
It’s the call every parent dreads: “Please come get your child. He/she is complaining of a stomach ache.” The thing is, every parent also knows that the sliding scale from seriousness to total bullshit is pretty vast when it comes to childhood claims of tummy troubles. I find there are usually only four diagnoses when my […]
I worked hard to create this perfectly-crafted field trip chaperone packing list so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. Like what you see? Subscribe to the blog! Join me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.
Last week was humming along smoothly, and then–out of the blue–my 8yo son started asking about the school shooting in Newtown, CT last year. This is how parenting works: you have to talk about the hard stuff, eventually. Usually with no notice that the conversation is about to happen. You don’t want to, but it’s […]
After my 5yo’s teacher called me this morning, I had to write an email to a mom at my kids’ school today. Something happened between our kids, and I couldn’t keep my mouth shut. I wasn’t sure what to say, exactly. I didn’t know if I’d express myself as I wanted to. But I knew […]