Rules have always kind of been my thing. I mean, I hate to brag, but I’m really, really good at them. Not only can I follow them, I can tell other people to follow them, and—ever since I became a mom—I even get to make them. While I’ve tried not to get too caught up […]
When I started 3rd grade, I’m pretty sure the only requirement my teacher had for parents was to ensure that their smock-dressed students had enough chalk to do their daily lessons. Ok, maybe it was #2 lead. But still, things were so very different back in the olden days.
Nothing says back-to-school madness like a Facebook feed full of smiling faces holding sweet signs exclaiming, “First day of 2nd grade!” or “I’m in preschool now!” And today, as my boys are off enjoying(?!) their first days—one in kindergarten, one in 3rd grade—my page is quite obviously missing that milestone picture. Not because I don’t […]
The other day I ran into a friend at my office (aka Starbucks). He asked what my kids were up to this summer and the subject of workbooks came up. I confessed, as I’m doing to each and every one of you here, that I don’t make my kids do one single bit of school […]
I’m lucky. I have three kids who love to read (or be read to). Of course a huge part of that is that they live in a house filled with books. (Some people buy designer shoes, I buy beautifully bound paper.) I also like to think it’s because they see Lenny and me doing our […]