If you have a junior in high school, it’s time to start seriously thinking about colleges. Yes, I’m serious. Somewhere along the line, someone hit the fast-forward button on the college timeline, and we need to catch up.Read More
As I sit here, holding back tears, I think about the previous blogs I’ve written in regard to preschool worries, after-school problems and kindergarten questions. Well, the day has come. I am getting ready to send my son, Cohen, off to kindergarten. I know he’s ready, but I am NOT! Read More
It’s 3 p.m., and school is out, but Mom and Dad work till 5. Now what? After-school programs solve a big problem for parents—most notably, how to occupy their children in the hours after school when most parents are either still at work or fighting traffic to get home to their families. But not all schools offer these programs. Read More
By May 1, my attitude toward everything related to school gets sadly apathetic. I have grown weary of dirty backpacks, papers, worksheets, homework folders, science projects, forms to sign, end-of-the-year parties, concerts to find black pants for and the never-ending donation requests. At this point in the year, I’ve learned my 46-year-old brain’s full capacity on the purpose of a cell wall, the Amendments to the Constitution (no offense, Founding Fathers) and how to do anything with fractions.
Let’s start from the beginning. Choosing between public or private has been a debate in our household ever since Mitch and I discussed starting a family. Growing up, I went to a private school and loved it. Mitch went to a public school and didn’t have a problem. Needless to say, two children later and we still haven’t decided on the matter.