Growing green at school and in the community

Posted September 20th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Child, Food, Green, Parenting

In a day and age when parents have so many decisions to second-guess, how refreshing to attend an event that makes you glad you chose to live where you do! Last week’s Eat Grow Learn seminar in Arlington brought together some 50 Northern Virginia community members for a feel-good fest […]

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School lunch and the sensory kid

Posted September 20th, 2011 by Robin (noteverstill) in Child, Food, Parenting

Oh wise ones, veteran parents who have trod this path ahead of me, I beg your wisdom. My oldest kid just started kindergarten, which means I have a kazallion school lunches to pack in coming years. And she’s making it impossible. Or rather, her sensory sensitivities interfere with all normal […]

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9/11 — Then and Now

Posted September 8th, 2011 by Jill Berry in Child, Parenting, Politics, Preschoolers, Teens & Tweens

It was an ordinary Tuesday. My kindergartener was settled in to the routine of the elementary school. My preschooler was learning the ropes at her new preschool. I was kneeling on my bedroom floor leafing through a set of galley proofs for a book that was due to be returned […]

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When something seems off

Posted August 31st, 2011 by Stacy Kravitz in Child, Health, Parenting

At a recent party, a good friend confided in me that she felt something wasn’t quite right with her young son.  She couldn’t put her finger on it but he was angry, irritable, … different from her other kids.  Knowing that I have a son with Autism, she asked me, […]

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Mind the Gap

Posted August 22nd, 2011 by Robin (noteverstill) in Child, DIY, Living, Parenting, Preschoolers

We had a problem in our house, and you may have it, too. Tell me if this sounds familiar: Girl gets big, graduates from crib to bed. Girl brings seventy-kazallion small essential toys and dolls with her from crib to bed. Bed, unlike crib, has no bumper. Toys fall into […]

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Reflections on Delaying Kindergarten For a Year

Posted August 5th, 2011 by amy mascott in Child, Parenting

Our son turned five last August, and he was slated to start Kindergarten here in Montgomery County three weeks after his fifth birthday. But we decided to wait a year to send him to Kindergarten. He didn’t go.  We redshirted him, and we couldn’t be happier. Neighborhood kids who hit […]

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