My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?
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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. … [Read more...] about Back to School Safety Tips for Parents
Once upon a time, I was a size 2. Running 6-8 miles a day and the stressful upheaval of life as I had known it caused me to lose 30 pounds in a period of 8-10 months. It was my lowest weight ever but also the strongest I’d ever felt. It was also the best I’d ever felt about myself. My calves were muscular. My thighs were smaller in circumference. My butt had lifted a little, … [Read more...] about The Evolution of This Mom’s Wardrobe
“Is today another computer school day?” As soon as I said yes, my son flopped back down against his pillow and pulled the covers up over his head. “I don’t like computer school!” I curled up next to him and peeled the covers back. “I know. Maybe you’ll get to go back soon.” Back in August, he started virtual kindergarten. While we were hoping for a “normal” start to … [Read more...] about The First 20 Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Barely Hanging On
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!