Just for Today, I Will Not Nag My Child

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All I do is nag my child.  I do not want to be this kind of mom. My time with my child is precious. And it’s limited, especially during the school year when he is gone for hours, then comes home to activities, homework, and sometimes, chores. My few opportunities to have “quality moments” with my tween are rushed. It starts in the morning when I open his blinds and nudge him awake, sometimes losing patience. Then, I’m hurrying him to make and/or eat his breakfast. Not 10-15 minutes later, I’m rushing him to get dressed, brush his teeth and … Read more

Ways to Get Involved at Your Child’s School and Volunteer

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There are so many reasons to get involved at your child’s school. You will be volunteering your time but you will be the one who will reap the most rewards. In whatever time constraints you have, chances are, there is something in the school you can help with. Due to moving, we’ve been in five different elementary schools, in five school districts. They were all very different in the kind of help they wanted and needed. No matter what, you can get involved if you want to. Many times, there are volunteer jobs you can do from home, which helps … Read more

Making and Keeping Mom Friends When You Move

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My family and I have moved several times. After a few years in a new state and getting settled with housing, school, friends, and routines, we’d end up moving again. Yet, this never stops me and my children from really trying to make a life wherever we are, even knowing it wouldn’t be our forever home. When you move with kids, it’s easy to immerse yourself in settling them. You want to help ensure they have a smooth transition. When your kids are younger, this means you take trips to the park and the pool; you enroll them in activities … Read more

Thanks for Inviting Me but I Can’t Be Bothered to RSVP

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Something that gets on my very last nerve is people who can’t be bothered to RSVP for an Evite party or event. I mean really, how much easier can it be with these online invitations? I’ve only ever used evite.com so I can only speak about this particular company. Online invitations are so convenient and easy to use for the host and the recipients. There are always friends and acquaintances who will RSVP right away or within days of receiving the evite, and others whom you will never, ever hear from. You took the time to invite them, but they … Read more

Taking a Social Break Over Summer Break

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There’s something really awesome about summer break. Yes, there’s the loose schedules and less demands. You don’t have to rush in the mornings, make lunches, pester about homework, or drive the kids to endless activities. There’s quality family time. There’s actually time to play games, bring out crafts, and do puzzles. You can actually relax and just hang out without rushing everyone to the Next Thing. But there’s something even better: We get a break from the social scene and some of those moms we just don’t love. Sure, I love being a part of whatever is happening. But during … Read more