Tag: life lessons

Grief, Kids, and “The Dash”

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My uncle died. Well, two of my uncles died this year (thanks for nothing 2020), 9 weeks between each other, but due to COVID-19,...

Let’s Talk About Protecting Our Parents

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For most of us, our parents or other parental figures have had our backs since we were born. They made sure we had all...

Mom Confession: Picking My Battles

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I have a mom confession to make. My kids are terrible eaters, and I don't care. It feels so liberating to write that. This...

The Silver Lining of Distance Learning

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It’s mid-August, 2020. We just found out that my oldest, a rising second grader, will be in Cohort B in our public school’s hybrid...

Thanks for the Memories Facebook

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Every September 1st, since 2015, I know Facebook will share a certain memory. It is the last picture of my son and me together....

Switching Schools During the Pandemic

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As a parent, August is always bittersweet. There is the end of summer and all its freedoms and the excitement surrounding a fresh start...

For Now…

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For now... We will plan for school schedules and distance learning while we soak up the last of the summer sun. We will answer questions...

“I Hate Myself” – Learning from Mistakes

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"I hate myself!" These are the words my seven-year-old daughter cried in despair, throwing her tiny little body onto the couch and burying her head...

Dear Students

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Dear students I taught in person until Friday, March 13, 2020, I’m sorry for some of the things I said those last few days we...

Bringing My Work Home: Finding Learning Opportunities in Everyday Routines

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The most important thing I’ve learned in my work as a Birth to Three provider is that every experience is a learning opportunity, especially...