Category Archives: school

Back-to-School Angst

The new school clothes were folded and put away and the lunch bag was ready and waiting  It was time for back to school.  Part of me couldn’t wait.  Two months, mostly on my own, with the Dudes full time … Continue reading

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Adventures in Grade School Art

I had a great morning.  It was a day that really brought home how important the little things can be when you pay attention.  I spent an hour volunteering in Big Dude’s class.  I got to play with the laminater and … Continue reading

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Freedom….?

Wow… two kids in school.  Well, one is in pre-school but it is still two kid-free mornings a week. Why don’t I feel more freedom? It is simply incredible how quickly that time fills up with other things.  I promised … Continue reading

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Starting School… and starting to let go.

I have come to the conclusion that the first day of school is as much a right of passage for mothers as it is for the kids. This is the day I have to start letting go. Whether I am … Continue reading

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Wednesday is for Writing: Oak

I’ve been slowly reclaiming my back yard. The grass is still mostly weed and the garden is far too big for my busy schedule, but I have discovered the perfect spot to enjoy the yard while still watching the kids. … Continue reading

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Wednesday is for Writing: Nature

I watch my son’s tears pour down his cheeks. He holds up a sore finger, the result of a clandestine foray into the bathroom drawer. As I kiss the offending finger better, I marvel at this elemental nature of a … Continue reading

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Not so ready for school….

I have, so far, had a relatively low key reaction to the Big Dude starting school. In fact, I have been excited for him. He is SO ready. He and his little buddies are planning play dates daily out of … Continue reading

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