When it comes to staying organized, papers, in general, are a nightmare hassle. The papers that kids bring home from school can pose a special challenge. They tend to have more hands on them (teacher, parents, and child) plus more back and forth travel. My first few years of teaching, I was totally overwhelmed by […]
Growing up my mom was strict, but compassionate. When I’d make a mistake, break a rule, or give up, she’d expect me to be better, but with an undertone of “getting” it. “Jenny, you’re fifteen and in love. I understand, it’s a beautiful feeling. But you can’t just lie there listening to the Sleepless In […]
More often than not, I have to make a conscious effort to get through the afternoon slump. Here’s what’s worked for us!
My younger son is getting ready to go to kindergarten this fall. I only taught kindergarten for one year, but I still remember some of the minor struggles the little ones had in those first days. Problems that looked tiny from my adult perspective had the potential to feel big and stressful to kindergarteners. Teachers […]