Tagged with school

We Live in New Hampshire Now

Sorry for the long hiatus. Moving cross-country is incredibly time consuming and difficult. But we’re all here – New Hampshire! By “all” I mean the four humans, two rabbits, and one cat. I also tried to bring 5 plants, but 2 didn’t survive the trip. One might be able to bounce back, but the other … Continue reading

My 1-Hour Referendum Signature Adventure

For reasons I don’t feel like getting into, I have not been volunteering to get signatures for the referendum against SB277. My Facebook profile picture, however, is this: Jackson’s school finally created an all-school Facebook group, which I joined immediately upon learning about it. I think I was one of the first 10 members. One … Continue reading

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

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

Robyn, Where Have You Been?

In March, I wrote 23 posts. So many, that at least 2 people complained that I had to slow down so they could catch up. Well, apparently, I did. I wrote only 15 posts in April and 10 in May. So, where have I been? It all really started in March. I volunteered to teach … Continue reading

Background and Context for the Next Post

The next post is going to be a little bit different. It requires some backstory, especially if your child doesn’t attend the same school as Jackson. To make one long story short, one of the Elementary teachers at Jackson’s school is on administrative leave while being investigated for abuse. The family of the child whom … Continue reading

Let the Kid Skip a Grade

On a Facebook group I belong to, a mom posted that in her child’s parent/teacher conference, the teacher recommended that her child skip the next grade. The mom was very happy, and proud of her child. Almost all of the comments, however, went something like this: If your daughter skips a grade she will be … Continue reading