This year, the collective elected body of the state of Connecticut passed the most comprehensive education reform package that the state has seen in over a decade. Public Act 12-116, An Act Concerning Educational Reform will impact towns, school districts, magnet schools, charter schools, vocational-agriculture schools, early childhood programs, and teachers. Here are some ways
Let me begin by saying I love birthdays. I love my birthday. I love celebrating other people’s birthdays. I love finding someone the perfect birthday gift (and let’s be honest, receiving one too). What I don’t like are birthday parties. I’m terrible at throwing birthday parties…and I partially blame Pinterest. I just cannot put together the
With two active boys (3 when you include my nephew) it’s rare that we just stay home for an entire day. After a day spent kiddie-poolside on Saturday this weekend, Sunday was the day for an adventure. The day started with a trip by Daddy and Uncle to Neil’s Dounuts and Bake Shop in Wallingford.
Recently, there has been discussion about celebrating ‘Birth Days’ or the day that you gave birth to your child. Michelle has stirred up and circulated some wonderful ideas for helping Moms receive credit on these special days. I agree, Moms are an important part of birthdays, and do deserve recognition. Similarly, why is it customary
I’m writing this post with tears streaming down my face. Over a week ago, my boys said goodbye to their teachers at daycare. We moved so they are attending another preschool. We had to give hugs and cards and thank yous to the teachers who have helped me raise my children since they were 3 months old.
I’m a part-time working mother to two beautiful, spunky, lovey, and physical girls. I have had two C-Sections and breastfed both of my daughters (for ten months). I supplemented with my first daughter and exclusively breastfed my second daughter. One of my daughters had reoccurring ear infections and a food allergy and the other
Some comments on my Letting Go post from a few weeks ago made me think a bit about what my experience being a mother has taught me. I know I tend toward the glass half empty side of things so I wanted to take a more positive spin and point out some of the things
Ever have an ahhhh moment? Stephanie’s “This Is Me” post made me think. Think about some of the stuff we don’t always say as moms or some of the things we think others may judge us on, so we just keep it to ourselves. I think Stephanie’s list also got me thinking about one of my “issue” topics
When Max was diagnosed with Epilepsy, we went into a tailspin. We didn’t know what our future held and what his development would be like. Of course, everyone who knew us wanted to help and offer kind words. I know everyone meant well, but there are things that people said to us, or still say
The timing of this series could not be better since I’ve promised to be my true self once we move to CT (just a few more weeks!!). I’ve never felt like I fully fit in living in MA and am taking this opportunity to just be who I am. So here it goes. This is