Posts in category "parenting"

Cyber Monday deals to check out

Cyber Monday deals to check out
Cyber Monday usually starts with a website search around Midnight (most stores start early), but this year I was driving back from a Florida vacation so had to do a quick search this morning. I always go to my regular websites/stores and look for items that might provide great deals and pretty much everyone provides... Read more »

AP Class Retraction

AP Class Retraction
Thinking I was very wise, I wrote an article about AP (Advanced Placement) classes in high schoolbeing a waste and for all of you to save your money and not to think that AP classes were going to allow you to graduate early. Hmmmm, I think I might have spoken too soon. My college sophomore is... Read more »

How many AP classes do you need?

How many AP classes do you need?
I wonder if every high school is like the one my kids attend and they push AP (advanced placement) classes harder than drugs from the corner dealer. Maybe I was just really dumb and it wasn’t an option for me, but I don’t remember AP classes being a thing when I was in high school.... Read more »
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Are you going to write anymore?

Are you going to write anymore?
That’s a question I get via text, email or in person at least once a week. I never know how to answer. The simple answer is yes. Yes I will. The more complicated answer is, it depends. I haven’t written consistently in months. I never write to get views or clicks on advertising or to gain... Read more »

Summer swim club parents need to lighten up

Summer swim club parents need to lighten up
I know I criticize sports parents quite a bit and I really shouldn’t since I’m one of those said parents, but they just make it so easy. A friend asked me if I attract the crazies, but I don’t think I do. I’m just really observant. I listen more than I speak and with age,... Read more »

Back to school - can't get here soon enough

Back to school - can't get here soon enough
We just finished up Fourth of July and already I’m seeing back-to-school sales and supplies in the stores. While most people and kids in particular cringe with those signs, I’m not completely crushed that back-to-school is right around the corner. I think I need some “normalcy” that the school year seems to provide. Some of... Read more »
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An over scheduled summer

An over scheduled summer
While I sat at my son’s two-day mini-camp yesterday, I was clumped with all the other parents waiting for their kids to be released. Since none of us really knew each other, our idle chit chat naturally went to our children. It was pretty much a measuring up meeting. Parents wanted to compare their kid’s... Read more »

Graduation gifts: What do you give?

Graduation gifts: What do you give?
Sitting with a group of parents, we started talking about graduation gifts and wondering what an appropriate present would be for the graduate. I’m not talking about when my family is invited to a grad party, more like when my children are going to their friend’s celebrations. My kids are invited to A LOT of... Read more »

I'm a shitty book club member

I'm a shitty book club member
I moved to my current town ten years ago. I didn’t know anyone and met a woman that asked me to be part of a book club. Of course I jumped right in. All my kids were little so I knew it would be difficult to participate, but thought it was a great way to... Read more »
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Your kid is so much better than mine

Your kid is so much better than mine
This is a PSA for all the parents out there that can only talk about how great their kid is and how accomplished they are — it’s time to stop. Nobody likes you. This is not for the parent that celebrates and announces their proud moments, major milestones or big wins. This is for the... Read more »