Things They Can’t Say

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We’re finishing up our first week of school- so this week both flew by and dragged on, all at the same time.  Here’s this week’s installments of  reads you might have missed and should catch up on- not necessarily written this week, but that’s when they came across my radar. The  regular Friday guest feature will return soon. If you’d like to guest post here, please fill out thisquick form. Thanks! And if you already filled it out, I’ll be contacting you soon- had to get through the first week back first! 

This is exactly how I feel about summer being over and a new school year beginning: Goodbye summer, hello hectic mornings and quiet houses

When your confidence wanes Kristen shared this post this week and it really resonated with me. If you find yourself feeling self-doubt, read this.

Is there anything more bittersweet than sending your child off to kindergarten? Read First Day of Kindergarten from Everything and Nothing from Essex.

While I volunteer at my boys’ school, I don’t get too involved with the PTO. Read this about Am I Ready for the PTA?

As I mom of all boys (and one 9 year old in particular), I enjoyed 25 Things to Remember About Your 9 Year Old Son.

What Doesn’t Fit

At the end of every summer, I sort through my boys’ closets, weeding out what they won’t wear during the upcoming school year. Some things they’ve outgrown and those get passed down to one of their brothers or to another family. Others are not even good enough to be used for rags and get tossed […]

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Hopes for a New School Year

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May they have a safe year. Let their school and their classes be a welcoming place where they feel cared for. Let it be a place they want to go. May their teachers be a good fit. And if they aren’t, let my child learn the hard lesson of how to deal with it. Let […]

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Things They Can’t Say

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This is our last week of summer break. We’ve had a great summer and I’m sad to see it go, but admit that I’m sort of looking forward to being back into more of a routine. In the meantime, here are some reads you might have missed and should catch up on- not necessarily written […]

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The Last Year

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I feel like a walking stereotype right now. That lady who says to a child, “I can’t believe how big you are, you were just this big.” But yet, I feel like I was just attending my oldest’s kindergarten orientation, with the stacks of paperwork and the parents asking the teacher questions like “Will my […]

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Our No Bucket List Summer

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We have one more week left until it’s back to school for my boys. I’m not ready and neither are they. We’ve gotten used to the spontaneity of summer. Sleeping in, not really looking at the clock, deciding day by day or even moment by moment what we’re going to do. No lists of things […]

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