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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 [...]
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 [...]
I know I’m not the only one who usually doesn’t look in her kids’ school bag until between 11pm Sunday night – 7am Monday morning, only to find that they had homework that involves glue & paint, need to bring in an Albino Dwarf turtle for Show & Tell, or I was supposed to bake [...]
Today is my kids’ last day of school. I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom who can’t put them in camp all summer. They thrive on routine, love school, love seeing all their friends every day. Which means that once Summer Break begins in a couple hours, I am screwed. Here’s a little ditty I came up with that [...]