When I became a mom for the first time, I wasn't prepared for the journey ahead. My daughter was born two weeks early and her lungs were under-developed. She couldn't breathe on her own. While recovering from a Cesarean...
Summer is here! For the first time in her seven-year life, my daughter is sad about the school year ending. The pandemic made it tough on all of us. Social connections were brought to a full stop and it...
I grew up in a very crafty house. One of the things we always had in our home was block stamps. Apparently, I’ve been stamping since I was 9 months old. So naturally, I would pass that on to...
I am about to begin potty training my third child, and this time around I feel more confident having successfully potty trained two children already. However, I have learned throughout the years that potty training is a very personal...
One of the immense joys I get to experience as a school librarian is ordering and receiving new books. Equally as joyous is getting to read these carefully curated titles to students. Being a middle school librarian would lead...
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had lots of fears and doubts (mostly about childbirth). Childbirth always frightened me. Growing up, your mom or other women you know spoke about pregnancy and birth. You learned about what...
After the year 2020 brought us I knew the 2020-2021 school year would be like no other we had faced in the education field. As a teacher-librarian, I am part of the leadership committee at my school, so I...
  We are over a year into a global pandemic, and communicating through video calls is now a normal way of life for many. It can be fraught with technical difficulties, but we usually make it work. I applaud those...
I know it's now May, but lately, I've been reflecting on the month of March. March has always been a month that represents new beginnings for me. The days gradually become longer as signs of life begin to emerge from...
My almost eight-year-old has transformed from an “I need my mommy for everything” person to an “it’s ok mom, I can do it myself” person, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Where did my baby go? When I...
The days of diapers, potty seats, and pull-ups in my family are long gone. But I still remember it like it was yesterday... One of my children potty trained pretty quickly, while the other took longer. We consulted our pediatrician,...
It doesn't seem that long ago that I was asking if my son was ready for kindergarten. And yet, somehow, here we are, wrapping up fifth grade. And like so many other parents, I'm in my feelings a bit...
Last year was tough on all of us in one way or another. In a year of disappointments and frustrations, one of mine was definitely not being able to celebrate my graduating fifth grader the way I'd hoped to. My...
When my boys were toddlers, they'd eat whatever I put in front of them. Fruit, vegetables, meats, pasta...it didn't matter what it was, they'd eat it. And boy was I glad for that! But somewhere along the way things changed....
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