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
I just had the BEST, BEST day with my 6 year old. She’s about to head into Grade 1, and we hit the mall for some back to school shopping together.
Do you look forward to back to school shopping or is it something you dread as the school year approaches?
I love shopping for anything or anyone, but I’ve learned that shopping with 3 kids can be a challenge… each waiting for the other to try on different items. Eventually the boredom sets in and it’s hairy-scary…Continue
Added by Karen Peterson on August 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Added by Brittany Nielson Miller on August 1, 2014 at 12:06am — No Comments
I've always been of the opinion that Play-Doh, Silly Putty, and all things gooey should be "outside" toys. They just always seem to crumble into little bits all over the floor for someone's feet to drag throughout the entire damn house. And this is EXACTLY why I should have known better than to allow my children to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 30, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments
** A backyard campout for the kids is so much more fun when it’s in someone else’sbackyard.
** Facebook should really be called…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 26, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments
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Added by Beauty 2 Makeup on July 19, 2014 at 3:45am — No Comments
Maybe it's just me, but the end of the school year always seems to bring with it a boatload of unwanted stress. Finding a "place" for all the papers that are sent home, trying not to drown in the flood of never-ending emails, buying the gazillion and one thank you gifts -- IT NEVER EVER…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 12, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments
** The end-of-the-school-year craziness must surely subtract five years off a mom's life.
** I am sooooooooo done with the packing of the lunches.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 6, 2014 at 7:34pm — No Comments
** Onions are NOT my friend.
** Every time I see a Smart Car, I can't help but giggle.
** Being in three different places at one…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 30, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments
I have one child. That's it. Because I have one child, studies tell me that because he is the eldest (and the only), he will be very mature before his time, as he primarily interacts with my husband and myself. Recent research also indicates that if he were born female, he…Continue
In my nightmares, I am sitting at a too-small desk, faced with a series of computations. I have to solve for x...but I have no idea how to do the work.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 16, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments
In school, science was never my strong suit. I'd like to blame this on the nuns. (Can I do that?)
Things picked up for me in science when I finally got away from the life sciences and got to explore chemistry and astronomy. (Let's add fire! Let's talk about other planets!) It was great timing, because by 10th grade I was really, really tired of talking about cells and…Continue
Since my son started school I have been so curious to find out what he's up to every day. Of course I ask him, “What did you do today?” but there are no prizes for guessing his answer. I have tried the trick of arriving early and casually hanging around outside while I innocently glance inside the classroom. Murphy's Law: I could say every child in the class except mine. Asking the teachers doesn't provide much insight either. Yes they answer me but it is vague. I want details, I want the…Continue
Added by Helen Hansen on March 10, 2014 at 8:12am — No Comments