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

volunteer at your child's school

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

Have a Plan for Your Day for Your Spare Time

make a plan for the day

When you have a plan for your day, you will feel so much better. Even if you don’t exactly follow it, when you have a few unexpected minutes, you will know what to do. Do you ever find yourself with spare time? As a mom, you know these moments are rare. The very occasional times it happens, it’s easy to fritter it away on social media and other pursuits leaving you feeling like you wasted your time. Planning out your spare moments will enable you to be more productive throughout your day. According to Parents.com, effective busy moms should schedule … Read more

We are the Exhausted Moms of Summer

Exhausted moms of summer

A few years ago, my friend had a good laugh when I told her my kids and I had just gotten back from the beach and that I was exhausted. She was at work all day, so a day at the beach sounded glorious and stress-free to her. It was difficult to get her to understand that no, it wasn’t all (or even a little bit) fun and games. A day at the beach is a lot of work. As many moms can empathize, not only was I watching my kids every minute because of the water, I worried about … Read more

Back-to-School Shopping for Kids — What’s the Deal?

back to school shopping

Back-to-school shopping has always been an interesting concept. Retailers want to entice us to stock up on clothing and items our young will presumably “need” this fall. Why this is a big event, I’m not sure. It’s not like we can’t run out to Target or the mall at any time to buy whatever clothing our kids will need. Easier still, we can order online 24/7 from our kids’ favorite stores whenever we want. Back in the 70s and 80s, my parents bought me a few clothing items and one pair of shoes each school year. It was very exciting … Read more

Who Cares If Kids Have a Girlfriend or Boyfriend?

Who Cares If Kids Have a Girlfriend or Boyfriend?

It happened again. A well-meaning friend who hasn’t seen my son in years attempted to make small talk. The very first question he asked was, “Do you have a girlfriend?” My son is in second grade. This has happened so many times, mostly with relatives we don’t see often. It first started when my boys were in preschool and kindergarten. It continued through elementary school. Oddly, it happens less with my teenagers. However, my younger kids are still fair game, even though they’re in still in elementary school. Relatives we haven’t seen in awhile will ask them about their dating … Read more

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