Archive for November 2014

The CPS kindergarten application process makes me want to put my head through a wall

The CPS kindergarten application process makes me want to put my head through a wall
If you don’t know how the Chicago Public School (CPS) kindergarten system works, below is a little primer. 1.”Friendly” parents ask you for the name of your local school and either wince out of jealousy or compassion, or shrug their shoulders and say they never heard of it. They then inform you that  your life... Read more »

"Serial" podcast: The most addictive whodunnit you may not know about

I have been negligent on the blogging front. I could list a few excuses like Mr. Swirley’s busy work schedule is “forcing me to parent” or I am trying to milk every last ounce of semi-warmth and sunlight out of fall before the darkness settles in. The best excuse, however, is that I have been... Read more »
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