All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (310)

Expecting your children to make the grade

As mentioned before in this blog, my Mom told me that my job was to be a good student. She expected me to make excellent grades, and she was clear on her expectations. (Not Tiger Mother level of expectations, but her point was clear.) She told me I was smart; I believed her; I did well in school.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 24, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments

What are your demands?

As a young teen, I once asked my Mom if I could get an after-school job. Her reply was: "Your job is to be a good student." So I tried my best to do a good job and balance my school work with all the other chores I did around the house.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 3, 2015 at 6:32am — 3 Comments

The questions around homework

I have some memories of doing my homework when I was little: The phonics workbooks at the small table in the kitchen while my mother cooked; math homework with a friend where we didn't understand what we were doing and later found out we did the homework completely wrong; studying spelling words alone at my desk in my bedroom (that last one never worked out for me).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 2, 2015 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

Mom brings home the bacon. (And the milk.)

My son was six weeks old when I returned to work. And I had the same thought every day when I dropped him off at day care:

This is crazy. Why am I working? I should be staying home with him. I mean, my salary covers our healthcare and the cost of his school and some other bills, but I think we could live without it.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 20, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments

Chapter reveal: 'Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System,' by Liane Brouillette

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Title:  Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System

Genre: Non-fiction, parenting, education

Author: Liane Brouillette

Website: …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 15, 2015 at 4:15am — No Comments

When I grow up, I want to be a...

My son is practicing for his graduation. There are some songs and a skit that his class is doing, and part of the skit features the children saying what they want to be when they grow up. This is particularly funny to me, as my son changes his mind constantly:



Monday: When I grow up, I want to be a…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 4, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments

Learning like Mommy does

When I was little, I was one of those nerdy kids who really liked school. (Shocking, I know.) I loved my teachers, I liked to learn new things and I even played school on the weekends.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 17, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

School Is Almost Over! How Is Your Child Doing?

At the beginning of the school year I shared a post titled "6 Tips That…

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Added by Gabriella L. on March 13, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

10 Best Cars for the School Run

Which kind of mommy are you? I went to the Geneva International Motor Show to pick out the hottest cars for us moms.

I had the good fortune to get press tickets to the opening of the Geneva International Motor Show today and like the intrepid reporter that I am, I made sure to get some pictures of some of the sexiest new cars for us working mums. These will certainly get you noticed on the school run.…

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Added by Sophie Furley on March 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

When your bully lives at home

My son likes to tell me stories about his classmates' behavior at school. (He's a bit of a talker.) I know all about the children who use too many paper towels, or the ones who never sleep during quiet time, and even about the ones who have too many "hateful words." I remind my son that I am only interested in his behavior. Then I remind him that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 4, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** There's nothing like having your kids barge into your bathroom and present you with a Valentine while you're standing there buck naked.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 20, 2015 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** If I'm in the woods today, I need to avoid men wearing hockey masks.



** Listening to an eleven year old sing in the shower is nothing short of AWESOME.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 13, 2015 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Hacking the idea of traditional homeschooling

The first portion of my education was handled by nuns. Although there were other teachers, the nuns served as school principals and shaped my little mind and didn't teach me enough science.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 9, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** I am an extremely underpaid entertainment coordinator.



** Nobody wins when Mama oversleeps on a school…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 6, 2015 at 12:03am — No Comments

Did you really earn that grade?

My son had a spelling test the other day (never mind that he is only four). He came home with a lollipop and a reward report saying that he spelled all his sight words correctly. Except: He didn't.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 20, 2015 at 6:36am — 3 Comments

How Crafty Are You???

Attention all you crafty folks!!!

I've come up with a brilliant business idea. Let me just preface it by saying yours truly would NEVER be the CEO but I'd absolutely be a return customer!!!!  LOL.

Allow me to explain...

I have three kids. Do you know what that means?  A heck of a lot of SCHOOL PROJECTS...models of solar systems, shoebox dioramas, book jackets, crossword puzzles, etc. etc. etc. The list can go on and on, depending on the teacher.

I digress for a…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on December 23, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Dear Mom love letters

I was standing in the kitchen cleaning up after dinner when I heard my son's "serious voice" behind me.



"Excuse me, Mommy. I need you to read this."



He handed me a notepad, and…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 17, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments

Stay in school, kids

As my son and I waited way too long to get a prescription filled the other day, an older gentleman started chatting with us. He remarked that my son was being very patient, and he asked my son how old he was. My son replied politely. (Proud Mommy moment.) My son then volunteered the information that he was allowed to talk to strangers but not leave…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 16, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments

Let's pretend you didn't say that

When I found out I was pregnant with my son, I started curbing my swearing. Admittedly, it had gotten a little out of hand as I was working for a company that had a stress-inducing, boy's club environment, and f-bombs were dropped by multiple people in every meeting.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 3, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

That's not the school bell ringing - it's your phone

I could tell open this post by telling a story about waiting in line to use a payphone in my high school to call a friend who was supposed to pick me up after sixth period. Or I could reminisce about when pagers became very cool and lots of friends at my high school had them.



But that would make me feel old,…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 10, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

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