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End of Summer

Superheroes and Magic-Spreaders

Christine Organ | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Christine Organ

While we still have this one last day of summer left, I want to tell you a few secrets. Important secrets. Secrets that you can never, ever forget.

A Mother's Summer Heart

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

How is it possible to be ready for something to end, yet not really wanting it to? To feel like time goes by too fast and too slow all at once?

The Volunteer Pledge

Christine Burke | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Christine Burke

I'm dreading The Volunteer Season because of the parents who make volunteering hard. The parents who judge, eye roll, and hrmmph their way through school activities because they are fairly certain they are God's gift to the Land of Volunteer.

Don't Mourn the End of Summer

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

We spend the first half of summer trying to get to as many beaches as possible and eating too much ice cream, and the second half mourning summer's early demise.

Today I Glimpsed Total Joy

Angela Keck | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

When was the last time I was that carefree? When was the last time I gave up total control over myself and let life, or friends, bounce me around? When was the last time I felt that joyously happy and filled with total abandon?

What This Mom Does on the First Day of School

Laura Usky | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

So we all dream about it -- ahhh, all the great things we'll get to do the minute those darlings go back to school. After a busy summer of trying to keep them busy, it's now OUR time, right moms? So, what first -- nails, lunch with girlfriends, a little rest or shopping?

The After-Burn of Starting School

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Whether a child is beginning preschool, third grade, middle or high school, after a long summer or just an extended period at home, starting a school or going back to school is a big change and a big deal. It reverberates the most when the child is not actually at school.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year For Parents... and Kids

Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

As dour as the faces of those two little kids in that ad appear, I'm not so sure that most kids are really all that bummed to be going back to school.

49 Terrible Things That Are Worse Than The Inevitable End Of Summer

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh and Carly Steyer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Teen

The moment that nobody has been waiting for has arrived: one month left of summer. Just a few weeks ago, we were in midst of the season: relaxing, sle...

An Annual Interview: 20 Questions

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Last year I started a few traditions when my oldest started Kindergarten. One was asking the 20 questions below. Although last year we asked these just prior to school start, we finally got around to asking them yesterday.

14 Hilarious Beach Images To Keep You Warm This Fall

Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts

This weekend marks the beginning of Fall, paving the way for the cool crisp air and orange leaves that make the days after the Autumnal Equinox so gra...

5 Cruel Signs Summer Is Over

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

I promise I won't complain too much about the fall or winter, but this morning I was freezing and the signs were all around that summer is over, so I just had to share a few of them.


Melinda Wentzel | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

My charges are no more equipped for the first day of second grade than I was for the first hour of motherhood.

Back to School, Rules!

Janelle Capra | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Janelle Capra

With Labor Day weekend, the grand finale of summer behind us, I thought I'd share some simple "rules" to help your child rule this school year.

The Promise I'm Making For Next Summer

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

Like guests at a Passover Seder promising "next year in Israel," I promise next summer in a bikini. It's been a few years since I accepted that my stomach, once a sculpted stone, had dissolved into a bag of sand, and I felt more comfortable at the beach diverting attention elsewhere.

Do It Big or Stay in Bed

David Sable | Posted 11.03.2013 | Media
David Sable

Take a stand -- the beauty is you can cross that line at any time, but get to one side or another and see how it feels... morally; ethically; humanly.

Back-to-School Blues: A Family Affair

GalTime | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents

While for most folks, the summer symbolizes rest and relaxation, back to school can serve as a jolt back the reality of routine life.

A Boomer Guide to the End of Summer

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The most important thing to remember at all times is that if you are retired and your children are grown and gone, try, in general, to maintain a low profile at this very busy time of year.

5 Easy-To-Plan Summer Getaway Ideas For Couples

Posted 08.21.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared on DateNight.Is While summer isn't quite over, it's hot enough now that we wish it would be. The heat is draining ...

How To Beat The End-Of-Summer Blues

Kate Avino | Posted 10.10.2013 | Teen
Kate Avino

Weren't you just spending your weekend dipping your feet in the ocean and bathing in the warm rays of the sun? The reality of the summer is that there is always an end to it. And you have the power within yourself to finish it strongly.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Lisa Price | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Price

Once again, Becca and I made the walk of shame to the office for another late slip. The second one in three days. Becca smiled at me and said, "It's okay, Mommy. It's a new school. You hats to get used to it, just like me."

Back to Work and Back to School: What Kids Are Thinking About Employment

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

The members of this small sample of young people are looking forward to the school year ahead, and focused on what they get to do in their world, just as we focus on many of the same questions, all year round, in ours.

Camp Xanax

Meredith Gordon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Meredith Gordon

Next time Mom gets one of her really cool ideas, it better come with a Xanax. For me, not for her. She's having a great time.

Your Juiciest End-Of-Summer Secrets (LOOK)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Teen

This post is part of our weekly "secrets" series with Whisper, an anonymous social sharing website. When we put on our backpacks and walk down tho...

Dandelion Wine

David Sable | Posted 11.03.2012 | Media
David Sable

One of my favorite books about summer and its rites and rituals is Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. I highly recommend it, no matter if you are, like me, ending summer or if you are in a part of the world where summer and its joys are looming.