Tomorrow I'm heading to our district's informational meeting for incoming Transitional Kindergarten (TK) parents. Already, friends of mine are buzzing around getting ready for the new school year. Talking about academic readiness, chatting about sight words, discussing flash cards.
I ended up with two polar opposites. They are my children because they are exactly the limits of what the universe believed I could handle.
So, it's FINALLY winter here in Southern California. The temps have dipped below 80 and the winds are in full force. With the shift in weather, our house is typically plagued with two things: dry skin and preschool germs. I've rounded up a few of my favorite products for surviving both!
My biggest concern was having to wear my glasses exclusively for the week leading up to the procedure. Silly me.
Moms, we will never turn the men in our lives into the dads and husbands they could be if we continue to treat them like a second class version of ourselves. We need to acknowledge that dads can be fantastic parents, not just for an hour here and there, but constantly and consistently.
I find that the meal boxes are really intended for people who love to cook (or enjoy learning), are trying to move away from eating out as often, and want to spark some creativity into their meal planning repertoire.
So, LipSense in hand, I shooed my children out of the room and focused my attention on applying 3 perfectly drawn in layers of the pretty rose color in front of me.
While I'll be the first one to admit the convenience of being able to ask a parenting question online and receive 53 answers, I also feel like people think that offering advice online replaces the real, honest socialization and support that parents so desperately need.
What is it about kids and green vegetables? It's almost as if they came out of the womb with an aversion to all foods green.
When I was a kid, I was teased relentlessly about my skin. And, as an adult, I have trouble shaking the fact that I'll always be the palest person in the room. It's an inner dialog that happens daily from about May until October.