Independence for All

Having just celebrated our nation’s independence, it got me thinking about my boys and their level of independence. In our family structure, since I am mostly a full-time stay-at-home parent, I often wonder if they have age-appropriate life skills in place. They rely heavily on me to guide them through their day-to-day life and I

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The ‘Reality’ of Social Media

When I first entered the world of personal social media I felt a lot of pressure.  First and foremost because I was lagging way behind.  Most people I knew had accounts for years and were experts at posting amazing tidbits of their adventure-filled lives.  Secondly, I thought I had to showcase the myriad of talents

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If at First You Don’t Succeed…

When my oldest started school, I delighted in micromanaging his homework.  While I still found it hard to believe that kindergarteners required homework, I was happy to sit at the table with him to oversee his work.  This was mostly because I missed him a lot during the day and it was a great way

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Parent/Teacher Relationships

You did it!  You successfully have your children back in the school routine.  I want to take a moment to applaud all you have done to make this possible.  You made sure they had the right supplies, new clothes and shoes that fit their constantly growing bodies, and you managed any resistance or anxiety they

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Independent Streak

In the area we live in, school is back in session.  It is amazing to me the speed at which summer zips by.   I admit, the first week or two of summer are a ‘shock and awe’ kind of adjustment.  I go from quiet-filled days to immediate chaos.  I have to mentally accept that

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