Tag: preschool

How to do better when you realize you’re letting people down all around you.

It is really hard to admit when I am overwhelmed.  I should qualify that:  I’m not overwhelmed to the point where I just can’t function anymore.  I’m just … situationally overwhelemed.  Like, at work, I can hold it together while I talk to desperate people in desperate situations.  I can smack down the email that

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The pros and cons of having a five year old

Ah, five year olds. They’re some of my favorite people. Though I haven’t found my son’s first month as a five year old any less exhausting than the past 59 months of his life, it sure has been more entertaining and fun. I spent most of college and graduate school learning about school-aged kids, starting

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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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Back to School: No tears for this mama!

This past week, my Facebook newsfeed has been full of amazing, wonderful back to school photos. Many of my good friends have kids within a few years of my kids, and I’ve really loved seeing the first rides on the school bus, little guys walking into preschool for the first time, babies graduating to the

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Five for Friday: Disjointed Thoughts On My Week in Parenting, Work and Life in General

“Five for Friday” isn’t necessarily a regular thing on this blog, with me or anyone else.  It’s really my way of telling you that I don’t have enough at the moment to write one decently-lengthed solid post.  But I’ve seen this format on other blogs lately, and I really like it, so I’m going to

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A Letter to my Son’s Preschool Teachers

Dear Teachers, Last night was preschool curriculum night at school…the night where you are supposedly showing parents what our children have been working on. We attended last year and appreciated the opportunity to say hello to teachers and families we only have brief interactions with at pick up and drop off.  Max was really excited

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