Tagged with preschool

It’s May?!?! Seriously?

It’s May?!?! Seriously?

I’ve been neglecting this blog, that’s for sure. Working full time and being mom to two does not leave too much free time. I’m going to do a quick recap for my readers who read for that, then promise to go back to posting at least weekly moving forward. I’ve missed this writing! First, I’ve … Continue reading

We Found a Place! And Other Updates

Good morning! It’s so easy to sound cheerful on a Monday morning when I write these posts in advance at night. As the headline indicated, we found a place! We were getting very discouraged, having not gotten either of two houses we really loved that were within walking distance of our friends’ house. Last weekend, … Continue reading


Cassie started preschool this week. She’s at the same preschool that Jackson attended from 2008 through 2011. I don’t actually intend to tell you where she goes to preschool, so I’m just going to call it “Preschool.” Preschool takes children once they turn two. Cassie turned two last Friday. The first day she was eligible … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #50: Adoption and School

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #50.  Whether you have children in your home or not, it is hard to miss the fact that it is back-to-school time. … Continue reading

Last Day

This is Jackson when he started preschool: It was July 7, 2008.* He was just shy of 2-1/2. My MOMS Club friends had all told me not to put him in preschool, that he would spend enough of his life in school. So, we tried day care first, with disastrous results. After Jackson got to … Continue reading

School: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We had Jack’s school conference last Thursday. It was by far the longest one we’ve had. Let’s start with the good news. The Good Jack is brilliant. Seriously. His teacher said he was very smart, we know he’s very smart, and he knows he’s very smart. He’s in Junior Kindergarten. He has been counting past … Continue reading

Not About Death

(originally published on LiveJournal) My son’s teacher made me a cake. Actually, she’s not my son’s teacher, yet. She’s the Kindergarten teacher at his preschool. (I hope we can afford to send him to Kindergarten there. *sigh*) And when I say cake, it’s a 4 x 4 3-layer chocolate cake with raspberry filling, vanilla icing, and melted … Continue reading

Parent/Teacher Conference

Today was our first parent/teacher conference at Jack’s preschool. Though I have to admit I was a bit nervous – I know Jack isn’t perfect – it was actually fine.  Jack recognizes his basic shapes, and “talks about octagons”. He’s learning his geometric shapes. He recognizes numbers 0 – 9 (though he actually recognizes more … Continue reading

Weekly Update, Including Halloween Plans

So, let’s see if we can actually manage a weekly update, now that Mommy has a new laptop. This was Jack’s second full week of actual pre-school. He started Montessori in July, but they do a modified program over the summer. Actual pre-school started on September 3, while we were in Pittsburgh, PA. Jack is … Continue reading

September Web Site Update

As usual, Jack is surpassing the milestones of other kids his age. This September, Jack will be 32 months old. (Soon, we can stop keeping track of months. Woo hoo!) In terms of milestones, he’s at about a  4 year level in his language, cognitive, social, and emotional milestones. He’s about average in his physical … Continue reading