As our school year comes to (another!) close, KinderCare is here to remind us that it's important to keep those little brains sharp and alert during the summer months. Otherwise, they may succumb to the dreaded "summer slide" —...
This is a follow-up to Meredith's initial post on what she's learned serving as PTA President. As I approach my final weeks as PTA President of my son’s elementary school, my reflection of the last 24 months is certainly bittersweet,...
What's for dinner? What am I wearing tomorrow? Where are we going on our next vacation? There are some many things in life to consider for ourselves and our children — and when considering investing now in your child's...
My sophomore daughter has scheduled her SATs, and the reality that these are some of the first steps in preparing for college has truly hit home. Talks about where she might like to go when she graduates and what...
I thought I was doing all the right things. I sent him to the best school we could afford. He was involved in every sport and activity he was interested in. He had a great crew of boys and...
As the mother of two high schoolers, the talks about post-graduation plans, colleges, and future careers are prevalent in our home. My sophomore daughter receives daily mail from colleges and universities after taking the PSAT encouraging her to think...
This is Pre-K? It seems absolutely absurd that parents would “camp out” in order to secure a volunteer pre-kindergarten spot for their child. But it happens — some feel it is necessary even though it can be downright dangerous. In...
Let me start by saying that I am no math major. I make a living writing, and math has NEVER been my strong suit. So, when my son has second-grade math homework, I get anxious the minute he unzips...
Dashikis, Roots, and MLK. Three words that can capture the festive essence of Black History Month. While some would have this month to reflect the adversity that Blacks have faced in America — from slavery, to segregation, to injustice and...
As new parents, the last thing my husband and I wanted to think about when our daughter was born was one day sending her away to college and absorbing the rising costs associated with it. Sixteen years later, as...
Each year, many of us look forward to enjoying a day off on the third Monday of January when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (MLK Day) is observed. But what are we really observing? I get it. Everyone is not...
The holidays are all about traditions, and our family has lots of them! My absolute favorite is the “holiday lunch box surprises.” Throughout December, I add little holiday-themed treats to my son’s lunch box. I love hearing what his...

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