College is the best four years of your life (at least, theoretically). It’s about freedom, independence, and eating cold pizza for breakfast just because you can. It’s our first foray into the “real world,” which is pretty exciting, but for parents, I suppose it can be a little frightening to watch the nest empty out. Hi. My name is April and this fall, I’ll be a college … [Read more...] about Ground Rules for Parental College Visits
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From the first time we dropped him off at nursery school, our son has always enjoyed going to school. Admittedly, in the earliest days, my husband and I employed a bit of “drop and run” strategy - we didn’t want to linger at the door and make it harder for him to detach. That was probably more for my sake than his, but it worked for us. While other parents struggled with … [Read more...] about Our First Three Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Success!
I’ve never had trouble making friends. In high school, I was that kid who bopped from group to group, never settling with any one posse, happily getting along with people from all different social circles. And then I got older. And then I became a mom. Our friends and colleagues were split… They were either single and childless, or had kids that were older. Having a … [Read more...] about Making Mom Friends During Covid-19
Montessori. You’ve heard of it. You’ve probably misspelled it. You’ve drooled over the beautiful materials, the sweet, child-sized everything. Maybe you’ve considered implementing it with your family. But then, you started reading about it and yikes-- it sounds like you’d have to overhaul your entire life to make it work. Not only that, but it seems expensive. Like, expensive. … [Read more...] about Montessori for the Modern Mom
As protests continue around the world following the death of George Floyd, I knew I wanted to do more than just share images on social media, but I struggled to find my place and voice in the movement. As a strong black activist and mom, I felt heavy, again. My community was hurting from the loss of another black king. Unfortunately, racial injustice and police brutality of … [Read more...] about How Moms Can Support The Protests From Home