Can you believe that we are already thinking about back to school? Target and Walmart have their supplies out and I'm still worrying about what other memories we will make as a family before my stepson goes back to...
Remember your first day of kindergarten when you clung to me, terrified to walk into your huge, new school alone? When you made me come all the way to your classroom and refused to go in alone? What! You...
Play. How does that word make you feel when you read it? Does it spark a memory from your childhood perhaps? What does play look like - feel like - sound like to you? Think about play for a...
I want to start by letting our readers know that Oakley’s mom granted me permission to write about her sweet son. Heidi, thank you for sharing your boy with us.  A week before the new school year was to start...
Many high school yearbooks have Senior Superlatives, titles for students, voted on by their peers, such as “Most Likely to Succeed,” and “Best Smile.” Because I was an over-involved extrovert, I earned myself a title: Biggest Brown-Noser. Even though this...
One thing that surprised me about sending my son to Kindergarten last year was the amount of paperwork.  Not just the stuff we had to fill out and give back to the school, the stuff that was given to...
With “Back to School” in full swing, we’ve been busy thinking about pencils, pictures, backpacks, and early bedtimes. And then it dawned on me, back to school means back to packing lunches.  My soon-to-be 5th grader has brought a brown...
Does your heart race as you pull in the school parking lot? Is it out of excitement or nervousness? It is likely linked to your own school experience or the fact that the building is/is not a familiar place....
As the new school year creeps upon us once again, the back-to-school sales, emails and shopping have begun. As our children reach new milestones on their education journey, some years are harder on our hearts than others. This year...
One of my first blog posts was a letter to my son as he entered middle school. I wrote that not only for him, but myself, too. I was scared of the unknown and knew I was losing my...

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