A 30 Second Chat to Turn Fights Between Sisters into a Foundation for Friendship @Huffington Post

Hey, hey, HEY! What is going on in here? In this house we don’t fight with our sister, we fight for her.” The Fights This seems to be a common refrain for me these days, as I seek to break through the chattering cacophony of little girl voices seeking to be the most strident, shrewdestContinue reading “A 30 Second Chat to Turn Fights Between Sisters into a Foundation for Friendship @Huffington Post”

Why I’m Glad My Kid Doesn’t Believe in Santa @ Huffington Post Parents

My bouncy-haired daughter ran up to me more excitedly than usual, tightly hugged my legs, and with eyes shrink-wrapped in tears declared, “I told them you weren’t dead!” Wait, what?! I had just arrived at her preschool after trying to teach hormone-saturated junior high students all day. My mind was not prepared for that deeplyContinue reading “Why I’m Glad My Kid Doesn’t Believe in Santa @ Huffington Post Parents”

7 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Full-Day Kindergarten

Nope, not going to happen” was my consistent response to my husband when he put homeschooling on the table. He always reminded me that I have a Masters of Science in Education, and I would remind him of my spastic organizational skills. Privatized education, at-home learning, and the public education system; we explored them all,Continue reading “7 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Full-Day Kindergarten”

Lice Survival Guide for PMB

I am a survivor of what felt like a plague that left us quarantined from the rest of the world until it could be eradicated. An infestation of the dreaded pest all elementary school parents fear—LICE. My kids have come home from school with the parasitic pests three times, and always in the colder months. As oneContinue reading “Lice Survival Guide for PMB”

20 Acts of Three-Year-Old Vengeance for PMB

  “Some days, I can’t help but wonder if my lovable, baby-fat-losing three-year-old is out to get me. How about you? They say that the twos are terrible, but once these cuties turn three they’ve leveled up. While they love their mamas fiercely, their verbal, physical, and emotional skills are growing and opening doors toContinue reading “20 Acts of Three-Year-Old Vengeance for PMB”