With a daughter in middle school, I am reminded daily that being 13 is the worst age to be, followed closely by 12, 14, and 15. I’ve often said there isn’t enough money in the world to convince me to redo those awful years.
I see Elliott struggle with self-esteem, body image, and with social…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 10, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments
It’s a hard thing to want something, and I mean really want something, with all of your heart, and every bit of your being. So much so you can barely contain the elation in your voice when you talk about it, nor the flutter in your belly attesting to both extremes of excitement and apprehension. You find yourself struggling to keep the knot in your throat from rising just thinking about it, dreaming on it.
Yup, desire can do that to you.
Twenty years of…
Added by Maria-Theresa Servillon Sigua on October 10, 2011 at 1:26am — No Comments
This game will help you learn the difference between the foods that make your body go slow and the foods that make your body grow and the ones in between!
Green light foods are found in nature and do not come in a…
Added by Dawn Lerman on October 7, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments
I am actually…Continue
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Every parent to a high school student knows that a certain amount of volunteer hours is a requirement for graduation.
Here’s a great – and fun -way to get in some of those hours: Teens Turning Green has an initiative in October called the…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 4, 2011 at 7:46pm — No Comments
The school year has barely begun and the stress is already palpable. You feel it too? Especially if you have a high-schooler and most especially if that kid is a junior; ACTs, SATs and trying to keep those grades up for college admissions. Oh, the stress indeed. And, we’re not sure whether parents stress out more than the kids themselves, but we know that a good tutor could help…
Added by Audreyvp on October 4, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments
** I don't fit into an elementary school desk quite like I did back in the day.
** "Pocket Frogs" for the iPhone has totally possessed my kids.
** Dark chocolate has totally possessed me.
** Charlie Sheen finally…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 16, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
Added by Monique on September 16, 2011 at 6:50am — No Comments
I am a pen addict. I love pens of all kinds. Ball point, ink roller, glitter, fountain, colored, black, blue, fancy, cheap, and even markers, too. Each year (okay, a few times each year), I buy a new set of multi-colored pens or Sharpie markers to color-code my calendars, lists, and my life. My husband teases me, but accepts that he has an easy out anytime he needs a small gift to give me.
I was beyond excited when I recently found a multi-colored five…Continue
Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on September 10, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments
I pride myself on being a reasonably fashionable person. I make an effort to keep my clothes up to date, my hair in style, and my makeup fresh. So, it is with much angst that I have watched Elliott slip into the sloppy styles sported by her middle school friends.
Added by Lanita Moss on September 9, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments
I was freezing cold and soaking wet.
The parking lot had been full that morning, so my son and I had hoofed it from blocks away to the elementary school. I'd given up my side of the umbrella, so the icy rivulets running down my back were an unpleasant reminder that fall had arrived quite early this year.
But when I turned the corner of the hallway, I almost forgot my discomfort. The scene in front of me broke my heart.
There was a dad, on his knees, with his first-grade daughter…
Added by Diane Majeske on September 8, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments
Cool first-day duds
Well, here we are, finishing up our 3rd week of kindergarten. What? This is the first time I have mentioned kindergarten? It has been so smooth and so far without incident but I have…Continue
Added by Lanae on September 8, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Added by Angela Ishmael on September 6, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
** School was, like, the greatest invention ever.
** Once again, homework can seriously suck it.
** I don't do math without my smashed grapes.
** Camping is so much more enjoyable when I don't have to be a part of it.
** My daughter's room smells like a pig took a shit in a sauna.
** The Fanta…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 2, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments
So today was my daughter’s first day of Kindergarten, holy cow, when did this happen?! I was teary eyed all morning long, but when we got to school, there was so…Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on August 29, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments
** We actually made it to the beginning of the school year without my kids stabbing each other!!
** New backpacks make everything more exciting.
** My son can evidently make his leg fart. (I'm so proud.)
** I can't even watch the previews for scary movies anymore.
** I'm raising the king and queen of…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 26, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments
Added by Kimberly Mengshoel on August 26, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments
Last week we wrote about some very cool back to school bags for everyone from preschoolers to the college bound teenager. Now it is all about the lunches. It is important to get the right accessories to make lunchpail lunches something to really look forward to when the lunch bell strikes. A…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on August 24, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments
** My world is just a series of pee splatters and poo.
** It's a true challenge not to laugh when telling your eight year old how inappropriate it is to yell "cocks".
** Throwing food can be liberatingly fun.
** Pretending to be stupid so you can cut in line is sooooooo not cool.
** Some sick a-hole had…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 19, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments