Tag Archives: school

My work is done here

This morning I got up early to make my daughters’ lunches, as usual.  Except that it wasn’t as usual.  When my oldest came downstairs I said to her “This is the last school lunch I’m ever going to make you.” … Continue reading

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3 things I learned from too many college tours

All of my children were on spring break last week. Now, if your child is a high school junior, as is my oldest, there is only one thing to do on spring break: visit as many colleges as you can. … Continue reading

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Not my kind of book club

Somebody put some effort into making sure I knew she wanted me to order several specific items from this month’s Scholastic flyer. Not only did she use Sharpie and note her name on the back page circled items, but within … Continue reading

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Lunchbox notes

Three daughters. Three lunches. Three notes. Guess which one is entering finals week?

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When children know best

My younger daughters are much more strong-willed than my oldest. Or perhaps it’s just that being outnumbered by the two of them I don’t stand a chance. At any rate, a year or so ago I threw in the towel … Continue reading

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Happy new school year!

Last week at back-to-school night my husband greeted a friend with “happy new year!” we all laughed, but I felt a little stunned too.  Sometimes my husband and I are so much on the same wavelength it’s uncanny. You see, … Continue reading

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Thank you to the mothers

I’ll admit it. I was a little jealous of the mothers (and fathers too) who work in the classrooms at our elementary school.  My children attend a public elementary school that flourishes, in part, because of extensive volunteer support. There … Continue reading

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