{FAMILY} First Day of Kindergarten (Round 2)

No matter how hard I try, it’s simply impossible for me not to compare my second child’s first experiences with those of my firstborn. Because when you experience something brand new for the first time – especially those bittersweet monumental childhood milestones – the memories of those very first experiences stick with you. They tuck themselves in your […]

{FAMILY} Kindergarten Orientation (Round 2)

Karma bit me in the ass when I took my son (my second born) to his Kindergarten orientation today. In a haze of mom-ster arrogance, I had muttered to a friend that I hoped that my son wouldn’t be placed in a class full of first-time moms to school-aged kids. I poked fun at how […]

The Lowdown On Literacy – Teaching Your Child How To Read

When my girl entered Kindergarten, I knew that part of the curriculum would include learning to read. But what I didn’t realize, was that her progress would be heavily reliant on the participation of her parents – that it would be our job to guide her through the tedious process of learning the life skill that is reading. At first […]

Summer Conundrum

Boom! The first year of school has come and gone, and my baby girl has transformed from a curious, inquisitive little girl, to a witty, confident big girl. First and last day of Kindergarten Kindergarten is a big milestone, and I’ve learned so much in the past year. I remember feeling so anxious on her […]

Creatures of the Creek Nature Party – My Girl’s 6th Birthday

It’s been a rough month for my little trooper, so when she requested a nature party for her 6th birthday, this mama wanted to deliver the best nature party ever. My girl has always loved the outdoors, literally hugging trees and cuddling bugs whenever she can, so I thought a party at our local Ecology […]

Dealing With Kindergarten Bullies

I didn’t think it would happen so early on. It started with stories of a girl in her class constantly yelling in her face. Antagonizing her with hurtful words and sometimes even laughing at her when she would tell a story. Making fun of her every time she presented her show and share item, telling […]

What To Expect When Your Kid Becomes A Kindy

It seems like just yesterday when I helped my little girl through her first day of Kindergarten. It was a life-changing milestone for me – it caused me to make a career change, shift my priorities, and come to terms with the fact that my first-born – the one who had made me a mama – was […]

First Day of Kindergarten

She woke up with a worried look on her face. “Do I go to Kindergarten today mommy?” she asked hesitantly. All week she had been excited about the big day, but when the day was finally here, she was nervous.   As she put on her new back-to-school outfit, I told her about all of […]

Kinder-Pardon (Part 2): Prep Mode

My baby girl starts Kindergarten in just under 2 weeks, and this mama is (still) freaking out. The Kindergarten orientation experience was overwhelming enough for me, but with the approach of this milestone so close, I’m doing my best to come to terms with this momentous occasion. Here are the steps I’ve taken so far to ease […]

Kinder-pardon?

Tonight I was given a sneak peek at the monumental milestone that lies ahead. The one that has been consuming my mind, keeping me up at night, making me hug my daughter a little longer, and kiss her a little more frequently. Tonight I went to my district’s kindergarten information session. I wasn’t sure what to expect, […]