I was excited for Back-to-School night this year. I looked forward to meeting my daughter’s new teacher, and hearing how the school was preparing the kids for kindergarten next year. In just a few…short weeks, my daughter has learned how to spell and write her name, and I wanted to know what else I could expect this year. Since we didn’t have a babysitter, my husband stayed home, and I headed to the school that our 4-year-old daughter, Miranda, has attended since she was 18 months old. She… >> Read More
Now that it's officially back to school season, it's time to get in the groove--and you know, ease back into the whole school spirit vibe.
This is why I rounded up some of my favorite movies for…teens and kids. John Hughes movies never get old, for instance. Here's my list below: 1. School of Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAry-ZV_gfs I basically love everything Jack Black has ever done, and his lovable turn as a fake music teacher turned passionate rock band leader is one of his best roles. 2. Clueless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8oEjfpfX-w Who doesn't love… >> Read More
I lost it with my kid yesterday. My mom-meltdown happened just minutes before I herded both of the girls outside for our annual first-day-of-school ritual. It went a little something like…this: “Ok, you stand here, no, not there, over there, OK, good, now you get next to your sister. Closer… closer. Wait. Stop. Not that close. Get your hands off her! You, calm down. She only poked you once and it wasn’t that hard. OK, now you hold this sign, and you hold this one.… >> Read More
“I didn’t see that much crying this morning… from any of you!” the principal commented to the assembled parents as part of his first-day-of-school shtick. Nervous laughter rippled across the…room, accompanied by a lot of downcast eyes. As a group, we tried mightily to not be embarrassed. I’m not sure we succeeded. This was a year ago, just after Labor Day, when I attended my first “boo hoo breakfast”—a parenting ritual I never knew even existed, (nevermind inspired its own set of Pinterest projects).… >> Read More
This time of year, my Facebook and Instagram pages are flooded with images of kids getting ready to head back to school. Smiling back from all my screens are new backpacks and sneakers and outfits…and haircuts. The parents are mostly happy to get their lives back on track, and the kids are excited for their new adventures. I remember the start of the new school year myself, poring over my class roster in anticipation of what course would potentially change my life. I remember staring at the bus schedule… >> Read More