A Prayer on the Eve of a New School Year

School starts tomorrow, bright and early. The kids are clean, the clothes are set out, the forms are completed and signed. Their lunches are planned, ready to be packed in lunch boxes with their names. The new backpacks are by the door. My boys giggled and chatted in their bunk beds despite several reminders to get some sleep. When my voice turned sharper, they finally quieted down and are now sound asleep....more

A Closer Look At Your Child's School

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Ten Reasons I'm NOT Ready for School to Start

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Dear PTO, I'm Just Not That Into You

Dear Mouthy Housewives, How can I get out of volunteering at my daughter's school without making anyone upset? Signed,Hell, No, PTO!...more
Hey there, Everybody! Just another great reason to homeschool. Reading this made me break out in ...more

No time for easing into it.

I am a weenie. I just needed to lead off with that to make everything clear. School has started off like a cannonball into icy cold water when I would have preferred to stick my big toe in and take time to get used to it....more

T'was the night before school starts...

T’was the night before school starts, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except maybe the cat, who was hunting a fly, The backpacks were hung by the front door on hooks, Filled with snacks, pencils, and shiny new notebooks. The children were all snuggled down in their beds, While visions of desks and recess danced in their heads. And me in my nighty and daddy in his shorts stomped all our feet, While planning healthy lunches the children would maybe, hopefully, be willing to eat. ...more
*Love*   Happy first day of school to you.more

Yearning for the back to school years

It’s been 10 years since I finished high school (really?), and more than six since I graduated from college....more

School Days - Fists and Furies

School Days - Fists and Furies...more

Rumination’s on Being a Second Grader

I remember second grade so very well. It was the year things changed for me. Until that year I’d been “normal.” A little odd and silly, perhaps, but a girl with a lot of friends and a happy little life. I was a lot like my little Lulu is now, sunny and funny and sweet. But in second grade my parents decided to move me to a private religious school in order for my brother, who had some learning issues, to get more attention than they thought he’d get at a public school....more

Savoring Peace and Quiet

When you are stuck living in a metropolitan area and have to rely on public transportation, you really come to love summer, unless your bus isn’t air-conditioned. Coming into work today, my neighbor and I discussed the fact that school was soon to start again and how we had better take advantage of a nice quiet bus for a few more weeks. ...more