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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 9, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
** I am an extremely underpaid entertainment coordinator.
** Nobody wins when Mama oversleeps on a school…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 6, 2015 at 12:03am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on December 23, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 17, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 16, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 3, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments
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,…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 10, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments
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I originally found the recipe for Ice playdough at Smart School House. There they have the exact recipe of how…Continue
Every weekend my kids want to have company come over. I'm always reminding them that I don't have a built in card in my brain that automatically stores the contact information for everyone I meet, and neither do they, so they need to physically exchange numbers with their friends. Do they? No, but every weekend we seem to have…Continue
Added by Ronda on October 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Within the span of his short life, my son has been to two schools. He attended the first school from the extremely tender age of six weeks old and only left it after we moved, right before his fourth birthday. In that first school, he made his first friends, and there was a core group of them that moved from room to room. It became natural for me to know them and for them to know me. I've painted their faces, talked to them upon pickup,…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 24, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments
It’s that time of year again. Stores are advertising incredible sales on school supplies, the temperatures outside are starting to cool down, and school bus stops are affecting your morning commute. As the summer winds down, school once again becomes the priority for scheduling your children’s time throughout the week. Soccer practice, karate and playing on the XBOX has to be carefully fit into the same hectic evenings where homework and after-school programs compete for you and…Continue
Added by Courtney Donahue on October 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
There are several people in my office who stand while they work. I admire them. Because although I know I need to stand up more in my day, I'm not yet at the point where I am ready to raise my desk. (I'd have to stop wearing heels to the office, for one thing.)…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments
Added by Tiffany Miranda on October 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
** I am totally addicted to selling crap on virtual garage sale sites.
** Finding a CLEAN gas station bathroom is like finding a unicorn.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 10, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments
I sit with my son as he does his homework. I love watching him write the letters in his weekly sight words (he has beautiful handwriting) and the way he sticks out his tongue as he counts objects in sets. It takes a lot of focus on his part and on mine, too. Because if I don't sit there with him, he is not going to do it on his own. From his perspective, there are Legos to play with and adventures to be had; homework gets in the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 8, 2014 at 9:03am — No Comments
** The first day of school is a blessing like no other.
** Homework's about to unleash its evil wrath upon us very, very soon.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 29, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments