Your morning routine (unlike mine) isn't yet a well-choreographed, finely tuned, precision-drill-team thing of beauty. And that's OK. Perhaps your coffee machine's not brewing at proper jet fuel strength. Or your new meds haven't quite kicked in yet.
It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.
In February 2006, I started over with an empty refrigerator, two children, two months of outstanding mortgage payments and $120.00.
Think how much nicer we'd be in the drop-off line if we had a warm PSL waiting for us while we kissed our little learners goodbye. If you give a mama a muffin... well, you know how the story goes.
It's no surprise that too many students start each school year without the supplies they need, or walk into classrooms that don't have the resources required for a productive year.
We are in the midst of a massive movement for school reform. That is all well and good, but we must take care not to draw artificial boundaries between school and home. Problems at home don't just disappear at the school's doorstep, and vice versa.
The lack of motivation to learn often results in low performance, poor self-esteem and disruptive behavior. As self-image decreases, the desire to constructively contribute to society declines creating a downward spiral.
I've built up what the first day of school is going to be like for my daughter so much that I wake up some mornings thinking it's already happened.
Vaccines are one of the greatest public health accomplishments, and they have led to the significant reduction of several infectious disease in the United States. However, in recent years, vaccination rates have decreased, and vaccine-preventable illnesses are making a comeback.
I wanted him to do it by himself. And I wanted it to be good. I wanted it to be the best damn poster presentation on Spain the kindergarten teacher had ever seen.
All-in-one printers save money and space by combining printing, copying, scanning, and sometimes faxing capabilities into one machine.
When I learned how to really listen, I gave my children the gift of acceptance, regardless of the emotion it was they were feeling.
We believe investors are made, not born. And for even the most advanced financial whizzes, ongoing education remains a key part of managing money well. Whether you're just getting started with investing, or you're getting close to retiring, maybe it's time to go back to school -- or at least re-fill your Kindle.
This "big day" was probably less eventful than I had spent five years imagining it would be. And while I'm not certain my daughter actually learned anything, it was an education for Mommy that I won't soon forget
You can't take for granted that all schools have adequate policies in place. Ask about them, ask for copies of them and go over them, when appropriate, with your child.
I cried a lot the first day at drop-off and don't think I'll ever stop missing having my kids with me during those hours. But, I have to admit, after just a week, I have noticed some unexpected perks.