Dear (Almost) Kindergarten Mom, I have four words for you. You Can Do This! Ok, actually I have way more words, but we'll start with that. This is to all the moms (and dads) out there who are inching ever so close to your child's first year of school. You're about to get them registered… Continue reading A Message of Hope: For All the Moms Worrying About Kindergarten
Hey teachers, I need to have a word with you. I have few important things you really need to hear, so please listen up. Don't be offended if I don't get everything exactly right. I'm only going by what I know here, not being a teacher and all, but this has to be said. First,… Continue reading Teachers, Listen Up!
First, to all the teachers and staff standing outside before and after a long day in all types of weather helping these kids get into school and home safely, you're awesome and we appreciate you immensely! The car rider line is the highlight of my days now. According to my husband anyway. He says when I tell him… Continue reading This One Time in the Car Rider Line
I should start by saying we are only a week into school. I fully realize my list will expand as the days go on. For now, these are the things I didn't realize or expect would happen. Also, I should mention this is our first experience in a school, so I'm completely clueless. Maybe there… Continue reading 8 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Kid Started Kindergarten
The first day of school went well. No tears from him at drop-off. Only about 56 cries for me. I consider that a win. I watched a mom take a picture of her kid, turn around and walk off. She was overwhelmed and forgot to say bye. I get it, it's a lot. The kid… Continue reading Prep Yourself, There’s a Day 2
I have been so occupied with doing fun things before school starts, trying not to cry every single minute, and preparing my child for every possible school-related scenario. In all this prepping for our whole life to change, I forgot one big thing. I'm about to be a "school mom." I'll give you a moment… Continue reading Shy School Mom
My dear child, come sit. Let's have a little talk. You'll be going to school very soon. We've been counting down the days on your calendar, so you know it's almost time! Yes, things will be a lot different now, but I know we'll both do just fine with this big change. Let me take… Continue reading A Kindergarten Conversation