Posts tagged "School"

Thank you to our teachers

Thank you to our teachers
I received this flyer at school drop off today. Although it is an inconvenience to have another day off of school; I support and thank our teachers. My kids have had some less-than-stellar teachers in the past, but luckily this year they both have smart, thoughtful, creative, understanding, encouraging, fun and interesting teachers. I’ve seen... Read more »

Clothes Without Limits Focus on Positive Messaging

Clothes Without Limits Focus on Positive Messaging
There are messages flashing in front of our children’s faces all day long. The life-size bus stop ads on the way to school, words heard on the television or radio and read in books, magazines and on computers.  Even the clothes kids wear to school in elementary school can enforce negative stereotypes and preconceived perceptions.... Read more »

Swastikas in the bathroom at my son's school

Swastikas in the bathroom at my son's school
I woke up this morning to a note on a private message board for my son’s school. “…my 5th grader came home today and shared something that is pretty scary to me and I wanted to see if anyone knows anything more.  He claims someone drew swastikas in one of the bathrooms at the school.... Read more »
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Both kids are in school - now what?

Both kids are in school - now what?
There have been countless moments in the last 7 plus years that I have reminded myself that in only a few years my kids would be in school full time and I would finally have a moment to myself.  To be alone to go to the bathroom, to grocery shop, to drive, to cook, to... Read more »

How to make the morning routine peaceful

How to make the morning routine peaceful
Do you find yourself rushing in the morning?  Maybe snapping at your loved ones because you can’t find your shoes or your son is still in his pajamas after you asked him 29 times to get dressed? To avoid starting my day frazzled, I came up with some tips for a peaceful morning in an... Read more »

Does Your Child Eat School Cafeteria Food?

Does Your Child Eat School Cafeteria Food?
Anonymous blogger Mrs. Q wrote on her blog Fed Up With Food for one year (2010) documenting daily Chicago Public School lunches.  She recently revealed herself as parent and speech pathologist Sarah Wu, just in time for her new book to come out.  Every day she secretly photographed the lunch and critiqued its healthy qualities. Since my son began kindergarten... Read more »
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Back To School: It's Really Happening

Back To School: It's Really Happening
I’ve been living in la la land savoring summer and ignoring all the Back to School phenomenon surrounding me.   Last night that all came to a screeching halt when I went to Kindergarten Orientation.  Suddenly my mind is swarming with packing lunches, filling out forms and scheduling. A fellow Chicago Now blog, Raising Hell or Raising Them listed... Read more »

Read To Your Kids During Summer

I am not a student and my son is only just “graduated” from Pre-K, but yesterday after his last day of school, I was singing “Schools Out for the Summer” and felt the sense of relief and freedom of a younger me. I love the warm, light evenings, no socks and carefree moments of the summer.  But, I know it... Read more »