Back To School- The Bliss And The Blues

 Today ushered in the first day of school in our area, which was a day I viewed with mixed emotions. On one hand, after being home with six kids virtually all summer, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little excited about the prospect of less mess, less noise, and a respite from constant snack requests....more

I Don’t Want Them To Go Back To School

I don’t want summer to end....more

Back To School: I'm ready. No, I'm not! Wait, yes, I am!

Back to School: I hate it. I hate the end of summer. I hate the start of school. Am I the only one who hates it? I don’t want school to start! My husband doesn’t believe me. Or rather, he believes that’s what I believe, but he thinks I don’t know what I really want. “Trust me: school starting is a good thing.”But, ugh! The return of homework, the packing of lunches, the homework, the forgotten gym uniforms, the permission slips, the two dollars in envelopes for this and that, the homework. Have I told you how much I dislike the homework?...more
"Flush the Damn toilet!"seems to be a never-ending maxim over at my house.  Thanks for sharing!more

Going Back to School - Are You Ready?

By Ashley Gleiman, Ph.D., Army Spouse, Education Coordinator for Military and Community College Outreach at American Military University It’s back-to-school season - but not just for kids. Going back to school can be a major life transition, no matter what your age....more

School Is Starting: A Letter to My Kids

  School is starting, so I thought I'd write a letter to my kids. We can all use a little sarcasm in our day, right? Dear Kids, It's hard to believe school is starting soon, but I though we should take this opportunity to go over a few things. Since it's a new year, and you've had a busy summer, I wanted to make sure we're all on the same page. No need for unnecessary arguments. ...more
Love it! I also love your level of sarcasm, sounds like something I would write! Hope your ...more

A Guide to Packing Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Eat (No Origami Involved)

It's officially back-to-school season, which means an onslaught of ads, articles, posts, and pins about all of the things we should be doing to get our kids ready to return to school. While there are many aspects of back-to-school time that have gotten overblown and overcomplicated, the one that continually sends me over the edge is the topic of kids' lunches. ...more
I was JUST looking online for ideas for school lunches and immediately felt overwhelmed or that ...more

Heading back to school? Get good at something. Anything.

There is not a single one of you, whether you are returning to university for another year, or only just embarking on your college career, who has escaped the following college-going advice:...more

Back to School with a tween...Oh My! Helping your tween coordinate outfits

"You wanna wear that?!?!?" This was the response I silently whispered to myself when my tween, Flower, walked into the room one day wearing an outfit she had picked out. Oh lawd, I knew this day would come sooner than later. After all, at the time, she was around 7 years old. ...more
I don't have girls but my sons constantly want new shoes! My oldest is the only one who needs ...more