Writing strongly worded letters has always been a hobby of mine. Perhaps it sounds strange, but I derive much satisfaction from composing the perfect missive to confront an unjust situation. Complaining about poor service, an outrageous dental bill, (true story) or making a plea for a visa extension for my international friend- you name it, […]
Here is today’s segment of Awesome Stuff On My Fridge: a special window into the life of our family, generally featuring our spunky 1st grader. At our daughter’s elementary school, four students from each class are nominated monthly to be CARE winners. The acronym stands for Community, Attitude, Respect, and Excellence. One student is nominated […]
On Mondays I bring my toddler along to work with me; she attends my music class for one year olds, and then I drop her off at the on-site childcare facility while I teach for another hour. She has some snacks, gets a little social interaction and some novel toy playtime…it works out well. Each […]
There is a reason sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture; another unfortunate side effect of this state is what I call “parental paralysis.”
There. I said it. Shocked? Why is this so hard for parents to admit? Of course, I must now rush to add the supremely important next word to the end of that confession- sometimes.Certainly I would never want anyone to think I spent every minute of the day feeling irritated by my own flesh and […]
Does your child have a big imagination? Do you find their antics to be amusing, annoying, or both?