Tag: big kids

In Our Family, We Walk to School Together

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My nine-year-old daughter’s question caught me off guard as we meandered down the sidewalk, halfway through our daily half-mile walk to the elementary school. It...

Four is the Magic Number

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It's been five years since my first daughter was born. My second was born only 13 months later. Since that day, my life has...

Help! Homework!

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If you have school-aged children, I’m sure you are slowly getting back into the swing of things. As a teacher, I have to admit;...

Missing My Sidekicks

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Time marches on, and suddenly, there are no more babies in this house. For ten years, I consistently had a kid in diapers. I...

A Mom in the Middle of Motherhood

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Today my youngest child started kindergarten. I am officially a mom in the middle of motherhood. For the first time in my nine years...

A Parenting Fear

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Throughout my life, I have always had a fear of the unknown. I don’t like change; I’m afraid to take the next step until...

How To Prepare For an IEP Meeting

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  Tears streamed down my face as I sat in my car in our elementary school parking lot. I picked up my daughter's first special...

Apple Picking In and Around Fairfield County

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Fall is almost here, and you know what that means…. it’s apple season! Apple pie, apple cider donuts, apple sauce - the possibilities are...

Back to School Bedtime

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  If your house is anything like my house, the chances are that your children's bedtime has crept a bit (or a lot) later over...

Bedtime Routines – Consistency Counts

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We all know that a consistent bedtime routine helps children transition from being awake to falling asleep, but it isn't always that easy. Think of...