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First Day of School

There Should Be A Word For What It Feels Like To Send Your Child To Middle School

Glennon Melton | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

Someone needs to create a word that describes what happens inside of a mama's heart as she's watching her child walk into a school building.

My Last First Day Of High School

Kaitlyn Kaminski | Posted 09.10.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Kaminski

It seems like just yesterday when I was going to kindergarten with my twin, Kayleigh, and one of my best friends to this day, Joey. I remember vaguely learning how to write my name and learning about shapes. Where did the time go?

The 5 Things I Wish My Kid's School Had

Kim Simon | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

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.

A Preconceived Look At Your Oldest's First Day Of School

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

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.

To Marie, On Your First Day Of Kindergarten

Erin Janda Rawlings | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Erin Janda Rawlings

Hold tight to your tenacity when people might not see your strengths. You know what you are capable of and do not need permission to sparkle. Just do your best, yet know that your best looks different every day.

5 Differences Between The First Day of Senior Kindergarten and Junior High

Katia Bishops | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

"Are you excited about the first day of school?" asked no child ever. This is a question reserved for grownups.

Remembering My Childhood In Back-To-School Outfits

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

The planning of the "first day" outfit was critical in a young girl's life; the night before these ensembles were painstakingly laid out in the shape of a dead body on my bedroom carpet, ready to jump into fashion action early the next morning.

On the First Day of School, My True Extrovert Said to Me...

Katia Bishops | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

from inside the building, he looked at me and melted into his shoulders as he pulled at his teacher's sleeve. "Excuse me," he said and broke down in tears, "I love my mommy."

7 Ways to Help Your Child Beat the First-Day Jitters

Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents

It’s the moment you’ve been dreading--OK, maybe slightly anticipating--all summer. Yes, it’s time to wave goodbye to your little ones as they he...

Dear Teachers

Susie Johnson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Susie Johnson

As we enter another school year, I want to take a minute to write you this note and let you know how much I appreciate what you are about to embark upon with my children.

High Anxiety

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

Galit Breen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do it. Often. Say nice words in your mind and your heart because you are golden.

To My Fellow Moms, On The First Day Of Kindergarten

Kim Simon | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

As you take one last look over your shoulder to make sure that your little one is safely tucked into her classroom, and you wipe away the tears as you climb back into your (suddenly very quiet) car, remember this.

The Last Day Of Summer

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Rowe Walters

The colors in the sky will soothe us by reminding us that endings can be beautiful and inspirational and lead us into bright futures. After it's over, we will go to bed at a reasonable hour so that we can get up early, ready to face whatever the future brings.

5 Things I Don't Want My Daughter to Learn in Kindergarten

Meredith Hale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

As excited as I am for her, I'm nervous too. My daughter's funny, imaginative and most of all, open to everyone she meets. The real world has a way of stifling these traits -- of hardening even the tenderest of little hearts.

An Open Message to the Teachers of Ferguson

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

Is anyone writing to you, teachers of Ferguson? Is anyone thinking about how you are sleeping, what you are telling your own children, and how you are going to greet a new group of students in the morning? I hope so.

A Different Kind Of First

Kim Simon | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

You are my first laughter every morning, and my first kiss every night. We are your anchor and you are the compass. For the first time, I know that you will find your way just fine.

What I Couldn't Help Telling My Kindergartner

Wendy Francis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Parents
Wendy Francis

"I missed you today," I said. I know plenty of parenting books advise against saying this very thing to our kids; we're not supposed to make them feel guilty that we spent the day missing them. But it came out. It was the truth.

From the Runway to Preschool

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I walked the runway with a kind of joy and excitement in my heart I have never felt before. I spotted my daughter in the audience clapping for me.

How to Commemorate the First Day of School

Dana Holmes | Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

The first day of school is a pretty big deal. And commemorating it has always been important too, though maybe it wasn't always done in as organized a fashion as it is now.

Letting Go When Your Grip Is Tighter Than You Think

Jenn Horton | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

I easily could have said, "You can do it, honey. I love you!" There wasn't fear in her eyes or timidity in her voice. She would have been better than fine. But I couldn't let go. I chose to hold onto her for just a little bit longer.

Back to School: Skin Care Basics

Indie Lee | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

The stress of new beginnings and putting your best foot (and face) forward can cause breakouts. School is in session and today our lesson plan is what you can do to lower your chances of that first day breakout.

Letting Go

Denise Ullem | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Denise Ullem

Hubby, Henry and I will head toward Henry's kindergarten classroom. I will still have his hand in mine. I will derive so much comfort from his small, compact hand. I will work my thumb over his skin, like a talisman, tracing the rote path my thumb has traveled many, many times.

My Promise To My Son As He Starts Kindergarten

Kathy Glow | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Kathy Glow

I know you will have struggles. I know you feel insecure and alone at times. But you are YOU. You ARE bold and brazen and confident, and you make friends and put yourself out there. You are just fine. You are in kindergarten. And it will be awesome.

Do You Remember Your First Day of School?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Do you remember your very first day of school? I recall having mixed feelings about starting Kindergarten in 1960 and I can recall the day quite clearly. Here's my story.