Tag: first day of school

One Moment, Please

I’m in a strange place this summer, caught between excitement and nostalgia. My only baby will start Kindergarten at the end of August. The public school world of bus schedules, room parents and milk money awaits (among other things). I have many questions. Maybe I’ll ask the veteran moms across the street to spill their

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The First of Many “Firsts”

The day I have been dreading for five years arrived on Tuesday:  Kindergarten.  My “baby” isn’t such a “baby” anymore. With each passing day she needs me less and less. “I can do that mommy”, “I don’t need any help”, or my favorite, “Mother, I can do my own hair” (remember, she’s FIVE!) She’s her

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Coping When School is Hard

This time of year is rough for parents whose kids have a hard time with school. My Facebook newsfeed is flooded with articles about managing the transition back to school, tales of how everyone’s kids seem to just run off the bus excited to tell their parents about how great their school day was, stories of

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A Letter to my Daughter on Her First Day of Preschool

My sweet Caroline, Today was your first day of preschool and I am both relieved and pleased to say I made it through without shedding a tear. Okay, maybe just up until the time I began writing this letter. My heart was so full of joy as I watched how excited you were to enter through those

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Wisdom Wednesday

A “can-do” attitude: Small, helpful ways to help your kids get ready for their first day of school There sure seems to be a lot of prep involved with getting your kids ready to go back to school. There’s the mad dash to shop for shoes/clothes/supplies/snacks, the all-important hair cut, the struggle to get back

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