For many parents the new school year also means the return of a familiar question, followed by what I will call “The Homework Power Struggle”. It starts off something like this…”Did you do your Homework?”….”I don’t have any homework!” AAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! You know they have homework or at least something to study besides the text messages coming in every 5…Continue
Added by Gabriella Lassiter on September 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
In the newspaper today the MCAS results are listed, every school and the percentage of children who scored "proficient" or above. (MCAS is the required standardized in Massachusetts.) On the top of the page are the schools who had the highest percentage of children deemed "advanced" - and the lowest. I've never been a fan of standardized tests, but this is the first time it has really bothered me to see these numbers. All this…Continue
Added by Emma Craig on September 21, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments
** I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to myself. *itch* *scratch* *sniff*
** Erectile dysfunction commercials make me really…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 13, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Last week, we made the decision to withdraw my son from daycare. I am sure that he will miss his friends at daycare; however, he will get plenty of social interaction several times a week at church. He is excited that he is going to be able to spend all of his time with mommy. I asked him if he wanted to go to “Mommy’s Preschool” and he…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 3, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
** The first week of back-to-school mornings are nuttier than squirrel poop.
** Nobody appreciates bedtime more than a parent.
** Mom guilt sucker punches me…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 30, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments
Aloha! In celebration of Hawaii Statehood Day on August 16, we’re bringing you a
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Summer is quickly coming to an end and the kids will soon be back in school. We think Momma needs
a brand new bag, don’t you? August 16–September 3, customers who spend $100 or more in Miche
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Is your child’s backpack too heavy, bulky, or about to burst at the seams because your child is constantly stuffing all of their school supplies, textbooks, library books, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings into their backpack? A heavy backpack can cause long-term health problems or injuries. Over the last few years, more children are…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments
Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments
As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy. Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 21, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments
Back to school is here (where did the summer go?) and it’s time to prepare ourselves and our kids. Here are some great back to school tips that will help for an easier transition for everyone in your family:
Added by Ellie Hirsch on August 18, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
** The reinforcements are apparently not showing up any time soon.
** If I had a dollar for every time I've answered the "Why do I HAVE to take a shower?"…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 16, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments
I can’t believe that school will be starting soon and in some areas classes have already started. It is crazy to think about who fast this summer has gone by. Last weekend I decided to take advantage of tax free weekend and I bought my children most of the items that they will need on the first day of school. I also bought extra basic…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
When I'm driving around a carpool of screaming ten-year-old girls, it's sometimes hard not to wanna drive the car straight into Lake Michigan. Seriously, these girls are capable of some severe damage to one's hearing (not to mention one's sanity). However, one of the benefits of driving them around is that I get to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 7, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments
As the new school year is quickly approaching, parents are often scrambling to get their child ready for the start of a new school year. If your child is starting school in a few weeks, now is the time to start looking for your child before and after school care. There are plenty of options when it comes to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments
I can’t believe that summer is almost over with and my kids will be heading back to school in less than a month. It seems like this summer has flown by. I have enjoyed having my kids at home with me so that I could spend some extra time with them. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the stores were already stocking the aisles with…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 31, 2013 at 11:06pm — No Comments
** The revolving door of kids, dirt, and craziness must mean it's FINALLY Summer.
** Moms should get a cut of all lemonade stand profits.
** And somebody totally…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 14, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments
It was a simple quest.
Andrew and I were going to take a relatively quick 5 1/2 hour road trip to the Capital District so we could get India from college for the summer.
But someone had decided her van wouldn't make the 30° grade of the Driveway From Hell over the winter and parked it. Not in the barn on the hill, where it would be protected. Nooo. I parked her in the driveway and let her sit - under 3 feet of snow…
Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on May 21, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
** Mother's Day should really be Mother's Weekend.
** My brain is on MAJOR end-of-the-school-year overload.
** Warm weather just makes ya wanna eat ice…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 17, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
For years I have been thinking about the games I used to play in elementary school. The games were grainy, and kind of slow...but that didn't matter because they were still so much fun. Then fast forward to today, I saw my brother in law watching a game on his Ipad and it wasn't until I saw a triangle appear on the screen that I realized he wasn't watching a game, he was playing a game. Technology has come so far! Our children…Continue
Added by Ronda on April 21, 2013 at 11:01pm — No Comments