Do You Check Your Kid’s Grades Online…Like, A Lot?

Step away from the grade portal…

Dear Son: These Are the 5 Best Decisions You’ll Ever Make

My Dear Son, Lately you’ve been hearing a lot about how the decisions you make today affect all your tomorrows. I see you taking it all in. Worrying. Wondering. You mentioned there didn’t seem to be room for mistakes anymore. I tried to assure you mistakes were yours for the making — a rite of […]

13 Things I Learned from My First Week of High School

Hi everyone, it’s Boy Wonder. This week I started high school as a freshman. The bad news is that the week was terribly long. The good news is that I learned some things that might come in handy for kids starting high school soon. Take a look:

5 Government Resources Designed to Help Navigate Back-to-School Season

I’m feeling overwhelmed at the very thought of my kids returning to school exactly one week from today.  What with new teachers, never-ending classroom supply lists, and new curricula, going back to school is every bit as hard on parents as it is on kids. You already know there’s a lot to consider when it […]

When You’re 16

If you’re a long time reader, you’ll recognize my BFF Gwen – she’s the mom of triplets.  ZOMG, I know – right?  You can read her story here. Anywho, Gwen and I have been friends since the 7th grade.  We went on to rock our high school drama class and break hearts everywhere.  OK, that last part […]