Posts tagged "high school"

Underage drinking after homecoming: "It's all good as long as nobody pukes in my house"

Underage drinking after homecoming: "It's all good as long as nobody pukes in my house"
When my  oldest daughter was in preschool, I remember having to walk a very long way through the halls of the large grade school in order to pick her up.  While waiting, I was chatting with another mom and she said she left her other kid in the car.  I refrained from screaming, “WHAT? ARE... Read more »

Homecoming + Diversity = Problems for Parents

Homecoming + Diversity = Problems for Parents
When I was in college, I participated in an organization who’s entire purpose was to encourage unity through diversity.  We had a number of events that brought diverse groups together for joint purposes, and it was amazing.  There was acceptance and often an overwhelming realization of how much more alike we were than different. That... Read more »

I hate the bus

What I should really say is I have a love/hate relationship with the school bus.  In an attempt to balance my cynical self, I’ll explore the good first. Convenience – I save about 30 minutes a day avoiding traffic and school-line wait times. There are also a lot fewer people that see me in my... Read more »
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Parenting: What's too strict?

According to my children, my husband and I have the reputation of being the strictest parents in the Chicagoland area, but I’m thinking there are a few more of us out there.  I do have to admit we say no more than yes, and investigate activities/outings much more intensely than the average, but I’m of... Read more »