Full disclosure: Math was not my favorite subject in school. But even though I didn't care for math, I still made really great grades in it.
To me, math was too finite. If I was writing an essay, I could write my way out of a corner. With math, you were either right or wrong with your answers. And my…
In my little corner of the world, school starts next week. And all around me I hear the moms talking about various after school programs and which ones they are avoiding because they don't encourage children to complete their homework first.
And I can hear that they are already stressed out over their…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 18, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
"You wanna wear that?!?!?"
This was the response I silently whispered to myself when my tween, Flower, walked into the room one day wearing an outfit she had picked out.
Oh lawd, I knew this day would come sooner than later. After all, at the time, she was around 7 years old.…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 8, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments
Life is a series of challenges filled with surprises.. And that's what makes life interesting. One of the biggest challenges could also be bringing up our children who are closest to our hearts and means the world to us... It can be an out of the world experience for many whereas many would have their world upside down with lack of patience n perseverance ....…Continue
Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 1, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 24, 2015 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Each morning, Stephen, my baby, asks me if he has to go to school. "Third grade is boring. We don't even do anything. We don't have enough recess. School is for attendance." Oh, baby... you don't know boring yet, I remind. Get dressed. Did you eat? Get your backpack. Do…Continue
Like many people, once I established my own home away from my parents and started my own job, I started to think about how my education had failed me. Yes, I had many years of dedicated schooling around math and science and communications, but some basics alluded me. I knew how to cook, for example, (thanks, Mom!), but I didn't know how to use a drill (I should have taken shop class). I could balance my checkbook, but didn't have the…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 24, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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).…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 20, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments
Title: Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System
Genre: Non-fiction, parenting, education
Author: Liane Brouillette
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 15, 2015 at 4:15am — No Comments
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…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 4, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 4, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments
** There's nothing like having your kids barge into your bathroom and present you with a Valentine while you're standing there buck naked.…
** 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.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 13, 2015 at 2:35pm — No Comments
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