Back To School Sunday

Back To School Sunday: A Poem Summer vacation — gone, gone, gone — Preparing lectures — long, long, long; Making lunches every day — No more splashing in the Bay; Back to rigor and the grind — Starbucks coffee not far behind; Late night grading, losing sleep — Watching my kids grow: weep, weep, weep. […]

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Chaos Among Order: Back to School Time

It may look like everything is neat and orderly as you look at the kids’ backpacks after the first day of school. It is now, but you should have seen the kitchen table an hour ago. Day one. Let the chaos begin. Now, I don’t know about you, but this whole “back to school” thing […]

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Alas—Relinquishing My Duties as Summer Mommy Extraordinaire

Don’t get me wrong—I love my children. I can hug them and squeeze them and kiss them all day long. They are spoiled rotten by a doting mother who loves them to pieces. Like many of you, part of my job as Summer Mommy Extraordinaire is to come up with ideas for the day, because, […]

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