Category : School

Written on Sep, 22, 2017 by in , | 12 Comments.
school pictures

It’s that time of year again (at least, here in the U.S.). Time for parents to complain about having to shell out their hard-earned money for some head shots of their little cherubs, but eventually do it anyway. That’s right! It’s time for school pictures! I’ll admit that I used to purchase the cheapest package of school pictures they had …

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Written on Aug, 22, 2017 by in , | 1 Comment.
please come back

Dear School Year, Please come back! I know what I said before, but I swear I didn’t mean any of it! I wasn’t in my right mind! I was in a stupor from chaperoning too many field trips, and I didn’t know what I was saying. Please, please come back! I don’t know if I can take any more of the arguing, the …

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Written on Aug, 07, 2017 by in , , , | 2 Comments.
school supplies

It’s that time of year again – School Supply Shopping Time! It’s also the time of year we start to see a lot of posts on social media from teachers, advocating for parents to buy things on their lists of school supplies, and from parents, complaining about having to buy things from the lists of school supplies. It makes me …

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Written on Jun, 15, 2017 by in , | 1 Comment.
school year

Dear School Year, Listen, we need to talk. I think it’s time for us to take a break. It’s not you! It’s me. I love you, and you know that. I love how you take my kids for seven hours a day, five days a week. You answer their infinite number of questions so I can get a little break. …

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Written on Apr, 11, 2017 by in , , | 3 Comments.
PTA Mom

I know what you must be thinking – this is going to be one of those posts where I’m about to rip into the PTA Mom who gives all of her time to organizing fundraisers for her kid’s school. How I’m a real, live person, separate from my children, and everything I do doesn’t have to revolve around them. Well, …

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Written on Nov, 04, 2016 by in , , | 2 Comments.
peanut butter

The beginning of every school year is the same – I start out gung-ho, making lunches that consist of things far more exciting than your run-of-the-mill peanut butter & jelly. I make sure that I have a variety of snacks and plenty of different ingredients for all kinds of delicious sandwiches. Sometimes, I even make my kid’s lunches the night before! …

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Written on Sep, 06, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment
first day of school

Well, the first day of school has come and gone. It was a great summer, but by the end, the inability of my kids to go more than eight seconds without starting some kind of argument told me that it was time. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the summer. No schedules, no homework, no permission slips, no packing lunches. …

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Written on Jun, 17, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.
180 days

It’s a beautiful Friday at the end of June, yet I still can’t relax. I can’t relax because my children are still in school. My children are still in school because somewhere along the way, the powers that be decided upon the magical number of 180 days. I don’t know how this number became the standard, but it did. It …

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Written on May, 27, 2016 by in , | 2 Comments.
school year

As the school year comes to a close, I do two things. First, I take calming breaths to get through the envious rage I feel when I read posts of Moms in other parts of the country where school is already over, or will be in a week. Second, I like to reflect on how much time I’ve wasted since September, putting things …

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Written on Feb, 09, 2016 by in , | 4 Comments.
February Vacation

If you are a parent living in the northeastern portion of the United States, then you are all too familiar with February vacation, or “vacation.” I put that word in quotations because it is most certainly not a vacation from the perspective a parent. It is an unnecessary inconvenience that we begin dreading the second our children head back to school …

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