Dear 2021-2022 School Year, Please, don’t suck. OK, I know that’s a pretty broad request, and, let’s face it, 2020 didn’t set the bar real high. So, allow me to explain myself… First of all – our kids NEED to interact with other kids. Summer has been good and all…sports came back, so there was…… Continue reading Dear 2021-2022 School Year
I just read this story on Scary Mommy about a child who lost her life at a summer camp, and what her parents wish they had known/thought of beforehand. While the story was tragic, terrifying, and incredibly sad, it highlights some VERY important truths you may not realize about camps (and daycare facilities, really). You…… Continue reading Is Your Child’s Daycare/Day Camp Safe?
The pandemic arrived in Ohio when its first cases were confirmed on March 9, 2020. Four days later, on March 13, is when our schools closed their doors at Governor Mike DeWine’s behest. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent closing of schools began a months-long struggle in my family’s day-to-day lives for stability…… Continue reading My Son’s Teacher Gave Me A Small Gift That I NEEDED
So, tomorrow is the day all parents dream of over the summer… It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year… BACK TO SCHOOL! Except this year… eh… it’s a little different. …Freaking Corona… So, tomorrow begins virtual classes. But only for the first three weeks. After that, we are allowed a hybrid schedule…… Continue reading Back To School…Kind Of…
The same former acquaintance who described me as “always having a chip on my shoulder,” also declared that “nothing was ever good enough for me.” Well, former acquaintance, again, you have hit the nail on the head. Nothing is ever good enough for me. Let me tell you why: If nothing is ever good enough,…… Continue reading People I Want To Dropkick, Part IV: Nothing Is Ever Good Enough For Me
At this point in my adult life, I have gathered that I am not everyone’s cup of tea. Using sarcasm is like a sport to me and I probably swear a little more than could be considered lady-like. Today I was described by a former acquaintance as “always having a chip on my shoulder.” It’s…… Continue reading People I Want To Dropkick, Part III: I’ve Got A Chip On My Shoulder
My list of people who just grind my gears… Teachers Who Hate Kids Once upon a time, I was a Preschool teacher. Over the years, I met a lot of people who were amazing with little ones. But I also encountered a great many who should never have chosen childcare as a profession. I feel…… Continue reading Types Of People I Want To Dropkick
Having 3 kids of my own and being in my young 30s – I like to think of myself as a Cool Mom. Yeah, I’m still referencing Mean Girls after 16 years. I’m totally with the times and maybe even a touch progressive when it comes to kids. I let my 6-year-old daughter temporarily color…… Continue reading Trendy Mom Shit