Last month I launched a local initiative, a community-based GSA open to rainbow kids and their peer allies. It started small, but word is spreading, and folks, listen up. The kids who are attending? They want this. They NEED this. https://ctworkingmoms.com/2018/09/12/rock-the-rainbow/ The reason I’m writing about this again is twofold. It’s one thing to post
My youngest son started Kindergarten five weeks ago. He was one month away from his fifth birthday—a peanut in my book—and separating from us at drop-off time was difficult. Most mornings, he cried. And, my older son, his big brother, started putting his arm around the back of his neck and lovingly guiding him in
Oh September, I was not sad to see you go. You were a doozy! Silly me, anticipating a smooth return to routine. Instead, I found myself without childcare (True story: The Y after school program can fill up if you procrastinate too long.) There were multiple back to school nights and sports 6+ days per week.
Teaching our children is an oft-discussed topic among parents. What and who should educate them, and which environment will provide the best platform for learning. Factors including genetics, culture, family structure and parenting styles are considered. Variables like demographics and geography find their way into the equation. We debate, we rate, we rant. We theorize, and
My children’s first day back to school went off without a hitch this year. Days two and three? Not so much. The following words might help explain…”emergency heat-index early dismissals.” Despite having air conditioning in his school, my second grader got sent home at noon on these days while my twelfth grader remained in school
Getting some feelings out; looking for advice…
My baby boy is turning 2 this week. I know this sounds cliché, but, seriously, where has the time gone? I didn’t even feel this stressed about my daughter turning 4 last month. Don’t get me wrong, I was definitely stressed about my Evalyn turning 4 and going into PreK, but it was a different
Time to remove the dead weight from your life. Open up to an open calendar, and see how your family thrives with unstructured time and unplanned days.
I can only imagine what growing up with a special need sibling must be like – and how different your lives are because of your brother’s disability. While his disability won’t get worse, as all three of you get older, there will be new challenges to face – some that may become easier and some