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Time to explore tutoring options

July 27, 2011 – 10:27 am |

With each passing school year, expectations are raised, the work gets tougher and the amount presented to students grows.
More students — or their parents — are seeking outside help from tutors to keep up with …

Holiday favorites: Class winter parties

December 22, 2010 – 10:37 am |

Each year it seems my kids’ teachers get more and more creative with winter holiday parties.

What’s a holiday cookie without sprinkles?
My kids attend the same school for the first time, so they had holiday …

School: Getting it together

September 24, 2010 – 10:33 am |

How is it that October is just around the corner? It seems like yesterday the kids started school – but in reality it was weeks ago. It’s all a blur as our lives transform with …

Author looks at ‘Raising Happiness’

March 3, 2010 – 4:15 pm |

While checking my Yahoo e-mail, I came across this story about families and happiness and I thought it was worth sharing.
It made me think about how I am doing “raising happiness” in my own house. …

Welcome back, 'Harry Potter'

January 4, 2010 – 12:04 pm |
Welcome back, 'Harry Potter'

Following advice from my son’s teacher, I took him to an optometrist the week before Christmas. Sure enough, he’s nearsighted and needs glasses (no surprise, since I’ve worn them since I was 12).
At first, he …

Michigan story sparks Arizona child care questions

September 30, 2009 – 1:53 pm |
Michigan story sparks Arizona child care questions

A mom in Michigan is under fire because state regulators say she is violating childcare law there. Each morning, the woman’s neighbors bring their children to her house for care before the bus arrives. Then …

Book describes 'shut-down learner': Is this my child?

September 10, 2009 – 1:23 pm |
Book describes 'shut-down learner': Is this my child?

A friend sent this post to me about a book. I have not written about parenting books (there SO many and to be honest, I’ve read NONE of them.) But this one sparked my interest.
My …

Son's teacher offers insights I didn't see

August 24, 2009 – 3:35 pm |

Last week I had the chance – eh, hem – to talk to my son’s teachers, twice. Keep in mind, it was the second week of school. Last year, I had the same pleasure of …

School's in!

August 10, 2009 – 10:12 am |

With ZERO hesitation, my son marched off to first grade today. Last night he packed his bag, picked out his outfit and went to sleep at a decent time.
But when we arrived this morning at …

Another school year about to begin

August 5, 2009 – 11:56 am |
Another school year about to begin

I didn’t cry when my son started kindergarten.
I did boo-hoo and mope a bit, knowing that another year meant another year of him getting bigger, older and definitely more independent.
While my daughter is constantly in …