Category: "Parenting"

Is It Summer Yet?

What started out as good intentions has morphed into utter laziness. August came with a bit of fearful trepidation: a series of beginnings and unknowns. Tiny started Kindergarten; I started my second job. It was a new situation for both of us, but we began each day with enthusiasm, and were always prepared for the...
No comments posted on February 2, 2016 in Life, Parenting

Mommy Down, The Kindergarten Edition

I was diagnosed with bronchitis, and “possibly not” pneumonia today, and then I coughed in my child’s face. So, that basically makes me the worst mother on the planet, winning me a spot in the nominations for Worst Mom of the Year Award. I think I’ll boycott, though; the award itself just isn’t diverse enough....
No comments posted on January 21, 2016 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Reading is a Product of Patience

“We’re trying to read,” Mr. M says, face tight with frustration. In the background, I can hear Lil Dude reading about a big, blue fish. “No. No, Lil Dude. Where do you see the word ‘big?’ Can you point to me where the word is on this page?” Mr. M turns back to me, over...
No comments posted on January 17, 2016 in Parenting

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

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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