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3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

    As public schools finish the first marking period, most of us face the same upcoming event on the calendar: Parent-Teacher Conference Day. I have a confession… This teacher hates Conference Day. Don’t get me wrong, I like meeting with parents. We schedule conferences all year and welcome collaborating with parents and providing consistency […]

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Kindergarten Tears...and Smiles

Kindergarten Tears…and Smiles

  Guest post by Heather Beckmann. Kindergarten is a word that stirs many emotions in a parent’s heart. Even if your child has previously been in full-time daycare or preschool, it’s a big milestone. Things become more formal, more systematic, more grown-up somehow, and of course, cheaper (if your child is attending public school). Raising a […]

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My Kid is Not Stupid

My Kid is Not Stupid

  Fair warning that this blog post might be half rant and half helpful. I’d also LOVE your comments and opinions on the matter as we all know there is no go-to manual for these situations, especially with child #1. In August, we made the decision to leave a Montessori school that our daughter had […]

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My Preschooler Has Homework

My Preschooler Has Homework

Y’all. As a first-time preschooler mom, when we received my daughter’s Welcome Packet for Preschool, I was beyond excited! “IT’S A LETTER FROM YOUR TEACHER!” I screamed to my daughter, as if Elsa herself had sent us mail.  I opened up the letter and took in every word. The excitement her teacher poured out over […]

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Back-to-School Blues

Back-to-School Blues

It’s 7:06 a.m. and the house is quiet. I have 9 hours until the bus returns to drop her back off. As often as I have pleaded for quiet in this house, now I just look around with a sense of sadness and a feeling similar to a pair of solar eclipse glasses: obsolete. There […]

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