Are you a grade-obsessed parent? Symptoms include: Anything less than straight A’s means failure. If your child gets an A- on a quiz, you expect them to retake the quiz or look into extra credit opportunities. If your child gets a bad grade on a test, your first response is to email the teacher. You don’t have to share your answers. This quiz won’t be graded. … [Read more...] about Does school success equal life success?
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I sure do. Being a parent brings a new level of chaos to your life. It’s no longer just about you, and it’s often not about you at all. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't at least start out as an overwhelmed parent. You have someone reliant upon you, and you can’t just let your child run off with no direction. How can you … [Read more...] about 3 Ways an Overwhelmed Parent Regains Focus
I was reading the MS Society's MS Connection forum yesterday when one of the questions hit me. Has anyone ever had fears of starting a family knowing that you have MS? Excellent question. She also talked about being scared she would pass along MS to her child. She reminded me the struggles I dealt with while deciding if I would be an MS Mom. So I passed along some of my keys. Talk to … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Be an MS Mom
Tomorrow is the first PTAA meeting at my older son's new school. Instead of Parent Teachers Association, it's a Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Associaion. I'm attending a new parent coffee and will have an opportunity to sign up for various committees. I got anxious earlier today about how I'm going to stick out like a sore thumb. It will be obvious that I'm not your typical PTAA … [Read more...] about Obvious Can Be Easier
He wrapped his arms around my waist, and I realized he was crying. That’s definitely not what I expect when I pick up my son from after school care. Usually, they’re excitedly bounding out to see me, especially on Bojangles Thursday. It is a tradition to pick up food from Bojangles on Thursdays, since Dad has choir practice and we can enjoy fried chicken without worrying about Dad’s blood … [Read more...] about Having Each Others’ Back
The DJs on the morning radio show mentioned their daughter is finishing 5th grade and moving on to middle school. They asked the question, “What 3 words of advice would you give to a graduate?” I looked forward to the answers, since my older son J is also finishing elementary school this week. As I listened to the advice (ex. “Just keep learning”), I thought about what my … [Read more...] about Three Words for Graduates