We're all the same boat. Back-to-school chaos can stress any mommy out. The only way I can manage my kids is if I'm a super-organized mom!
Here are some of ways I balance all the stress:
I feel as though I’m standing on a beach looking out at the Atlantic Ocean. The sun is actively burning above but the crisp sea breeze is keeping my skin cool.
Denim is always the right choice when it comes to kid's clothing. It's easy, durable and versatile. Here are ways to cater denim pieces to your kid's individual needs.
Summer is drawing to a close, and we are getting our kids ready for back to school. So we asked our mom friends if they had any questions or concerns about their children’s safety. Here are a few of the top concerns:
Question #1: Walking to School
My child will be walking to school this year. He is in 5th grade and I want to give him safety skills without scaring him. What should I tell him?
Thirty years ago, sitting down as a family to eat dinner together was the norm. Most of us grew up this way, but in today’s hectic environment, family dinners have fallen by the wayside.
To friend the teacher or not to friend the teacher, that is the question.
The school year is right around the corner and the safety of all children is on the forefront of our minds. We think its time for all parents to think about boundaries between students and their teachers.
It’s only a matter of time before we need to put away the sunscreen begin thinking about the dreaded back-to-school shopping. That means looking forward to a major outlay of money for school supplies, new clothes, activity fees, and other school-related expenses.
On top of the notebooks, shoes, jeans, and backpacks, more and more parents are being asked to support schools by helping stock classrooms with art materials and cleaning supplies. And those folders, pencils and paper towels can add up to real budget-breakers.
I am in the middle of the end of the year craze, and summer could not come soon enough. I am writing cards, wrapping gifts, and arranging thoughtful thank you gifts for all the people who worked harder than I teaching my 4 children.
Anticipating traffic, they leave the Palisades without eating dinner. Heather and Michael can’t risk being late to the parent orientation. Dylan’s new school emphasizes punctuality. In fact, every aspect of this all-boys school is based on the principles of structure and discipline.
A friend of mine confided in me recently that her son’s teacher is a yeller. However, she didn’t find this out from her son. Instead, another mom in the class called her to ask if her son had ever mentioned that the teacher yelled, because this other mom’s kid complained about it a lot. So my friend probed a little bit with her son - do you like your teacher?