Parenting

Vision Therapy – the final chapter

Posted April 8th, 2014 by christine in Child

Last June my seven-year-old son, just done with first grade, started vision therapy. You can read more here about what led us to take this route, and what my hopes for him were at the time. We had Dash’s final assessment at the eye doctor yesterday. She was really happy […]

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Taking My Kids Running

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Elaine in Fitness, Health, Parenting

Last Fall, I decided to take up running. In part, it keeps me busy during soccer and baseball practice, as well as drop-off birthday parties. I get to exercise while the little people have fun, leaving me with little guilt about taking time out for myself. But some days, none of […]

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My Child is Getting Left Behind – at School

Posted March 27th, 2014 by Elaine in Child, Parenting

Are you worried about No Child Left Behind? The genesis of the movement seemed to be that all children should receive an adequate education, because all children are able to learn. And I do agree with that. Everyone deserves not just an adequate education – but a good one. But […]

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Parenting Teens is a Lonely Business

Posted February 18th, 2014 by Sue Wagner in Parenting, Teens & Tweens, Uncategorized

I found parenting to be a lonely vocation when my kids were toddlers and I was bound to the house by nap schedules and sheer overwhelming logistics. My world often shrunk to the size of my neighborhood block, where I walked up and down the sidewalk, pushing strollers, trikes, holding […]

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The Laid-back Troop Leader

Posted February 7th, 2014 by Sandie in Child, Parenting

I am my daughter’s Brownie Troop Leader, but I am actually pretty laid-back about it after a year-and-a-half (except when I have to collect Girl Scout Council-mandated forms, in which case I am a stressful mess until every girl has submitted the necessary bureaucratic documents). We sing songs (“Make New […]

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Classroom Valentines

Posted February 4th, 2014 by Sue Wagner in Parenting

I am not a crafty mom. I don’t sew, knit, or enjoy operating a hot glue gun. I’m never the one with the handmade anything. Except Valentines. I’m not sure why, but every year, I pack an entire year’s worth of creative bliss into one excruciating all-nighter on February 13th. […]

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Entering the Great Unknown: My Son is 12 Today

Posted February 3rd, 2014 by Sandie in Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Today my son is 12, and my husband and I brace ourselves for the adventure of parenting him in his transitional year from tween to teen. We’re very lucky. He’s a straight-A student with great friends and even greater sense of humor. He’s beloved by his younger siblings (well, in […]

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