Reading Readiness and the Tiny Tot

“Now, on to our literacy program,” Tiny’s teacher remarked during Parent Orientation. Oh, good, I thought, this is why I’m here. “We really need our parents to start reading with their children every night. They need to know how to hold a book, turn a page, read from left to right–especially left to right, because...
No comments posted on September 12, 2015 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

The Single Mom and The Second Job

If there is ever a time that I will go insane, it’s this point in my life. I may, actually, completely lose my mind within the next three months. Possibly before October, but at least by Christmas. That crazy lady running down the street, screaming like a Banshee out of Hell? Yeah. That is how...
No comments posted on September 10, 2015 in Life

The Momcast

I don’t interact with other moms very often. If I do, they are like me: working, busy, and nonsocial. Not antisocial. Nonsocial. There’s not a lot of real world gossip that occurs in my field. We chat in the lounge, but it is usually about whatever CNN or Fox News is streaming. There’s not a...
No comments posted on September 4, 2015 in Life, Winging It, Mom Style

And Then We Both Started School

I did it; I survived the week. It’s done! It’s over! Huzzah! Moving into next week, and beginning the last anew, I’ve been in a celebratory mode. I managed to survive the first week of school. Tiny’s first week of Kindergarten, yes–but also my first week part-time teaching at the local community college. Oh, yeah,...
No comments posted on September 1, 2015 in Life, Parenting
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