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Just Like That.

Hormones are a funny thing.  You’d think, having gone through two births and recoveries, I would have been better equipped the third time around. Instead, the day we came home from the hospital with Olive, I plopped down on my bed (okay, I actually lowered myself very gingerly) and sobbed because I couldn’t find my hairdryer. 1,014 more words


First Day of Pre-K!

The original plan was not to start until September, but J was anxious and asking for it. So, we went for it! Might as well set tradition for starting “formally” on the first day of public school. 216 more words


kindergarten growing pains

My baby girl started Kindergarten this week. I saw plenty of articles and blog posts about how sad everyone is and how I should be proud that my daughter has made it to the first day of Kindergarten. 1,085 more words

Swing away, big guy.

I was thinking about posting something a little heavier. something that I’ve been on the fence about sharing with you all, but I’m not entirely sure I want to do that today. 699 more words

To red shirt or not -- one mother's decision process

One more year. I have one more year.

Until about six months ago we lived in Maine where the birthday cutoff is October 15. My son was born on December 31, so I was watching other parents around me agonize over the kindergarten decision with a smug look on my face. 257 more words


Kindergarten Journal, Episode 1: I Worry

My son Smoke starts kindergarten in less than a week. I should be ready for this. Because he has an October birthday, he’s had to wait until he’s nearly six to start. 574 more words


Kindergarten: The Journey Begins

Moving from one phase to another

As the readers of The Brookline Parent know, this past summer Muffin and Squeaker turned five years old. Kids go through many developmental changes during their first five years, as we’ve written about almost ever since we began this column. 695 more words