Happy New (School) Year!

The start of September is almost like New Year’s Day for me. Just as I wonder on January 1 how the previous year went by so quickly, I often wonder in early September how the summer flew by. Wasn’t it just early June and my boys couldn’t wait to get out of school? The back-to-school [...]

The Elementary School Drop-off and Pick-up Woes!

Dismissal time from school—ask many moms who pick their children up and the stories will just start.  You’ll hear stories of people nearly getting hit people or of cars getting dinged.  You might hear stories about parents yelling at each other or using hand gestures to communicate their frustrations to each other.  You’ll hear about [...]

Yes, kids grow up too fast, but…..

They can be a lot of fun when they are older.  My boys both have birthdays next month and my oldest will be 12 and my youngest will be 9.  I sometimes wonder where the time has gone, but they are at ages now that are fun.  They can joke, they are pretty self-sufficient (I [...]

It’s tough to be a parent on days like today

When 9/11 occurred, my oldest son was three months old exactly that day.  In my mind, three months old was supposed to be a turning point.   I remember waking up that morning with a sense of hope—hope that this little person I brought into the world would start being a bit fun.  I hoped that [...]