Tag: school

The Year I Failed My Son

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I failed my six-year-old. A couple of weeks after school started I received a text from my son's teacher. Looking more closely, I saw she...

Tween and Teen Crushes – They Crush Us but Teach Us!

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Do you like me? Circle yes or no. Did you ever give or receive a similar note? This historical approach was a straightforward path to...

Glass Half Full?

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  My second-grade daughter had a spelling test recently. I asked her how it went, and she replied (very confidently), “Mom, the important thing is...

Four Ways to Help Your Child Succeed This School Year

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We are always trying to ensure our kids do well in school, but sometimes it’s hard to know what’s best. How can we know when...

I Survived the First Day of School Drop-Off

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I remember my older daughter's first day of preschool. I packed her little lunch in a bento box. I made her stand by the...

2021-2022 Back to School Printables

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With all of the uncertainty whirling around us, there is one thing we can certainly rely on... Excitement over back to school! A little structure and...

Back to School Checklist

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How are we here already? Is it really time to go back to school? While the summer was filled with late mornings, lazy days, and,...

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

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Time is a thief. I will soon have a kindergartner. Certainly, I am not the only mother who feels as if they just settled their...

Three Fun (and Sneaky) Steps for Surviving the Summer Slump

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As an educator for the past 15 years, the “summer slump” is a common phrase many in the field use when referencing the need...

Worthy of Pursuing Your Dreams

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I’m sure you all have imagined what you wanted your life to look like in five, ten, or even 15 years. As I reflect...