‘Twas the night before school starts and all through my home, nothing was quiet, not even my phone. The backpacks were packed and lined up by the door. New uniforms were strewn all over the floor.
Author Archive | Emily H
No matter what your situation is, formal preschool is most likely different from wherever your child has been spending his or her time in the past. And that’s scary — for you and your child. So here are a few dos and don’ts collected from veteran preschool teachers!
In reality, we all spend much our lives figuring out who we are as individuals. Can you imagine how much harder that must be for a person who is never treated as one? Think for a second: If no one ever called you by your name or knew who you were. People whom you see […]
Don’t get me wrong, our kids help out around the house a lot — and do a fair bit for their ages — but learning NEW skills and chores takes time, energy, and patience that neither children nor adults have left at the end of a school day. Enter summer: a break from the routine […]
Quick, it’s date night. What are you going to do? A nice dinner at a restaurant where you won’t see any children (or at least not your own)? A movie? Often, date ideas don’t go far past those two tried-and-true options. I mean, they’re classic for a reason. But as much as I love a […]
When training for a race, I change my eating, sleeping, and training habits for optimum performance. I do my best to make choices with an eye toward what will help me during the race as opposed to what I may want in the moment. Similarly, I try to parent with an eye toward the type […]
It seems that Daddy time helps them to stay connected, especially if he’s been gone, and strengthens their bond. Daddy enjoys setting the pace (significantly more laid back than when I am around) and spending some quality time with the boys when they rely on him instead of on me. The balance of our parenting […]