I vowed I would NEVER own a minivan. What could be more depressing than turning in my “hot mom” card for the least sexy vehicle on the planet? I felt like my kids had taken over my body with...
I'm a total nerd about Back to School Shopping. I actually love it. Not so much the clothes, but the school supplies. I'm a sucker for a new notebook. I've become really good at it after four years, and I'm totally...
Two weeks from today, public schools start here in RVA. Administrators and lead teachers have already returned for the new year. So, you could say that we are in the final countdown to back to school. Some are in...
My son, my oldest, starts kindergarten in a little less than a month. It’s happening. His elementary school puts on a musical in the spring. At kindergarten registration, a few days before the musical, they had the opportunity to buy...
I don’t know about you mamas, but when school is gearing up to start back, I start thinking about packing lunches. It’s definitely a chore that I don’t miss during the summer, but it’s also something I’m very committed...
Kindergarten is a word that stirs many emotions in a parent’s heart. Even if your child has previously been in full-time daycare or preschool, it’s a big milestone. Things become more formal, more systematic, more grown-up somehow, and of course,...
We live in the West End nestled between some of the city’s most prestigious private schools. But when it came time to enroll my son in kindergarten, we didn’t even consider them. We chose public schools and for my...
My Kid is Not Stupid

My Kid is Not Stupid

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  Fair warning that this blog post might be half rant and half helpful. I'd also LOVE your comments and opinions on the matter as we all know there is no go-to manual for these situations, especially with child #1....
Oh no, how is it the middle of December already? Do you have your teacher gifts ready? If you're anything like me, you are so incredibly grateful for those marvelous souls who somehow not only put up with your...
  Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela This makes the teacher (be it a parent or a formal educator) the most powerful world changer. (Is your mind blown?!) Research suggests your...
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Being a Millennial Mom in 2019: What it’s Actually Like

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“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom”...