I’m about two thirds finished with my Master’s Degree in Counseling. My sub-degree is in School Counseling. I haven’t talked much about this side of my life because when this blog began, I was on summer break and started to focus predominantly on my writing. However, my degree is something I am extremely proud of because growing up, my favorite phrase in school was, “I’m totally accepting of adequacy.” I was perfectly happy to get B’s or C’s for grades. If I didn’t love the subject…Continue
Added by Martinis and Minivans on July 11, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments
This year over 1.75 million college students walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas. Seniors everywhere were excited to graduate as parents were thinking about words of wisdom to impart. With the scarcity of jobs and school loans due, it’s going to be harder than ever for these kidults to engage in adult roles.…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on July 1, 2012 at 8:06pm — No Comments
My four year old daughter just finished her first year of dance school at the most delightful dance studio in downtown Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Jeannie Cardinal’s School of Dance!
The studio is so family-friendly and really caters to the student and family who wants a wonderful dance experience without the pressure of competition. The studio is located just off the…Continue
Added by Jessi McD on June 26, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
With my oldest child finishing up the 2nd grade school year, I've been a little reflective on my involvement in his school life and wondering why more parents aren't actively involved. My experience with my son's charter school this year has been rocky to say the least, and has forced me to make the decision to find a new school -- more on that in another post. My 8-year-old son, Cameron, is a straight "A" student, never had a single bad behavior report and is loved by all the staff and…Continue
Added by Kasheia Williams on June 18, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments
** Just so we're clear, I will still drink the wine if a fruit fly lands in my glass.
** The end of the school year is when all the crap that's been shoved into a tiny desk for nine months suddenly makes its way into your kitchen (or your trash).
** My son thinks I grew up in the early 1900's. Awesome.
** When you don't have…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 8, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments
Timmy the Timberwolf should have tipped me off.
Timmy is the mascot for our elementary school, and he was out the other morning at the front door of the school, smiling and waving in his furry costume. I was hurrying back to my car, wondering why the parking lot was so…
Added by Diane Majeske on June 7, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments
Added by Sunita P on June 7, 2012 at 12:46am — No Comments
Wait.. not *that* kind of a cougar!
My son's school's mascot is a Cougar, and today was Cougar Day, basically a field day for the kids. Lucas acted up at every opportunity: running onto the field during crab soccer, stealing hula hoops from the girls, throwing tantrums when I picked him…
Added by Nicole Hughes on June 1, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments
** If a black cat runs in front of you, just pretend like it didn't.
** Kids ask why even when they don't give a rat's ass about the answer.
** You know times are tough when Dee Snider is doing…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 25, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Remember what it was like to be in school, afraid of the big bully in the neighborhood? The documentary Bully reignited the national dialogue about this challenge for kids, following several students and their families over the course of one school year.
Bullying is pervasive in our society today – research indicates that one in three children have been…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on May 18, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments
The mystery of how I can wanna squeeze and hug our beastly goof of a dog one minute and then release him to a pack of hungry grizzlies the next continues to baffle me. Yes, Goatdog is doing his damnedest to make sure that our love-hate relationship doesn't die out too quickly. Sometimes he's my big, furry buddy, and then other times, he's a prickly thorn in my side…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 17, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments
This school year is coming to an end and we are limping across the finish line (in some cases, literally). Only two of my kids are in school, I can only imagine what it is going to be like when all three of them are. Which, as my six-year-old pointed out, will only be one more school year because then the one-year-old will be in a morning program for three days a week and begin taking dance classes. Oh, and as a bonus, my eight-year-old threw in the statement, "and you will be older then…Continue
Added by Audri McCready on May 16, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments
The beach. The boardwalk. The ghosts… All Sara wants is to be “normal,” but her paranormal abilities
make that difficult. And, now that she’s moving across the country to an old New Jersey shore town
filled with ghosts, things are getting worse. Because this time, she doesn’t just see the ghosts, she can
hear them, too. Find out more at…
Added by Sheila English on May 9, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
If you follow me on Twitter, you've probably been subjected to my bitching about third grade math from time to time. Call me crazy, but I'm just not a big fan of assignments that make make me feel dumber than my nine-year-old children. Cause right now, my kids think I know everything, and this math crap is totally starting to blow my cover!!!
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 9, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments
I recently took my 11 year old son for his yearly well visit with the pediatrician. At the end of the appointment, and after being assured all was indeed well, the doctor handed me a nifty little printout detailing the visit. The first page listed current height and weight, any labs and tests ordered, results from vision and hearing screening, and any follow up…Continue
Added by Rebecca Rodriguez-Brea on April 30, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments
** Apparently, it's ALWAYS my fault.
** Bollywood dancing is actually pretty darn fun.
** Dogs apparently CAN eat a whole bunch of chocolate and not die.
** Turns out that I am not Super Woman.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 27, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments
** Half days of school are only awesome if you're a kid or a teacher. Or bat shit crazy.
** Birthdays are chock-full of calories.
** Sometimes it's better to pretend like you don't know your family.
** The front of my car is attracted to jackasses who don't drive the speed limit.
** Nothing says I love you quite…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 20, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments
On Monday morning, I awoke to find even bigger bags under my eyes and four new grey hairs at the crown of my head. I stared at my tired reflection in the mirror and thought, "Wow, is this REALLY what the next decade is gonna look like?" Here I was all prepared to rock my forties like a champ, but the day sure wasn't getting off to a very good…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 18, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments
I woke up this morning stressed about everything that I have to…Continue
Added by Cynthia Tolbert-Wilson on April 14, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments
** It honestly wouldn't surprise me if I pulled a piece of Easter grass out of my ass at this point since that crap seems to be EVERYWHERE!!!!
** If you're a complete and total bitch, you should probably think twice about being a customer service rep. Just sayin'.
** Motherhood is totally interfering with my "Fifty Shades of Grey"…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 13, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments