I have never valued a straightforward routine so much as when I became a mother. If you had asked me twenty years ago what I thought about the idea of my days being neatly laid out like the school clothes...
More than six years ago, I dropped my son off in his infant classroom for his very first day.  As a first-time mom and an employee of his school, I was adamant on not being that mom. You know, one of...
Back-to-School Blues

Back-to-School Blues

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It's 7:06 a.m. and the house is quiet. I have 9 hours until the bus returns to drop her back off. As often as I have pleaded for quiet in this house, now I just look around with a sense...
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...
"The curriculum at our preschool is very academic oriented." "We teach them math, science, and we make sure they do these workbooks. You will be informed about their progress periodically. Before starting school, they will already be reading at...
  Happy Read Across America Day! What is Read Across America? Read Across America is an initiative by the National Education Association that is building a nation of readers. Though it's a year-round program, we celebrate as a nation on the anniversary...
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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”...