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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There will be hours upon hours of car rides our future. No matter, I am already looking back on this seemingly mundane time as a sweet memory of the way things used to be.
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
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
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
Dear Max, Tomorrow is your first day of Kindergarten. Your back pack is packed, your new lunch box is set to go and your summer “homework” is in a folder ready to be turned in. In a way, it feels like it took forever for this day to get here, but in another, I can’t
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