I’m always looking for opportunities to stay involved in my son’s educational experience, which has gotten a little trickier since he moved up to middle school. In elementary school, there were more ways for me to feel plugged in to his experience, as well as to engage with teachers and staff. Now there are no […]
As moms we know that sometimes parenthood is no bed of roses.
I recently took my 11-year-old son for his yearly well visit with the pediatrician. At the end of the appointment, and after being assured all was indeed well, the doctor handed me a nifty little printout detailing the visit.
My son’s friends came home with him after school today to hang out for a while. As the boys tumbled through the door, divesting themselves of their jackets, backpacks and sneakers (no shoes in the house!!) I noticed that one of them was sporting a pretty nasty cough.
Last week, in the midst of the summer scorcher that gripped most of the nation, the most popular place in town was the pool. Kids and adults alike jockeyed for position in its cooling waters, swimming laps, playing Marco Polo, or just chatting while trying to beat the heat. As the thermometer flirted with triple-digit temperatures and we took bets on when the heat wave would break, my friend pointed out that in just a few s
Looking for a quick dessert or after-school snack idea? Now that fall is nearly here look no further than the bountiful selection of apples available at your local market – they were the inspiration for these tasty and quick little hand pies. Crisp, tart apples seasoned with pumpkin pie spice – a mixture of cinnamon, […]
Okay, so my 11-year-old sons feet grew. A lot.
With Santa Claus’ arrival fast approaching, now might be a good time to get into the kids’ playroom and make some space for that Christmas haul. While those cookies are baking, start an action plan to get organized for the impending toy drop – here are some tips that have worked best for me:
With the Thanksgiving leftovers almost a distant memory and the holiday season officially underway, visions of glitter and glue guns have begun dancing in my head. As these next few weeks become increasingly hectic, I like to take time out with my family to flex our DIY muscles and create Christmas decorations. I have found that this is a fun way to slow down and connect with family and friends during the holiday season.
On Saturday morning I took my son to the neighborhood barber for a much-needed haircut. After much protesting and eye-rolling, he agreed that his curly hair was out of control. Two weeks of wrangling with it unsuccessfully was enough to get him in the chair and see if the barber could reach that happy […]