Help! I Can’t Find an After-School Program!

Help! I Can’t Find an After-School Program!

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

How to End the School Year Strong

How to End the School Year Strong

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.

Deciding on a Kindergarten

Deciding on a Kindergarten

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.

Beware of Grandma aka the Principal

Beware of Grandma aka the Principal

Being a retired principal is almost entirely a good thing! Sleeping in, time for regular exercise, and free evenings are just a few luxuries of my present situation. There are, however, some times when retirement is not so perfect. I find myself wanting to get too...
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