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The Before School Battle Rages On

This school year I decided to get organized. Not like last year when I scrambled every morning to find socks, clothes, shoes, pack lunches, brush hair, make breakfast… oh and welcome all the daycare children to my house one at a time. Mornings were chaos and more than once there were tears and threats and […]

Anyone Else Wish Their Kids Would Stay Little Forever?

Right before I send my children off to school each year, I feel a sense of dread. Not because I think they will do poorly in school, or be unhappy, but because with each year I sense a loss of connection to what they are doing each day. I know their pulling away and becoming […]

Don’t Let Your Child’s Goodbye Drama Ruin Your Day

Nothing can ruin a morning commute like a tearful and torturous goodbye with your child. Of course the question is, who is really more tortured, the parent or child? I am willing to bet that Mommy or Daddy is the one holding on to the emotions resulting from a terrible goodbye. In my experience, the […]

My Son’s Allergies Taught Me A Lesson

I never thought I would check the forecast hoping for a rainy day, but that is what the mother of an asthmatic with seasonal allergies hopes for in Spring. My six-year-old AD is only in kindergarten, but he has already been sent home by the nurse six times this year. This week I was called […]