I hate homework more than my children hate homework, and I hope you understand I’m not maligning my kids’ Homework-Hating Potential by telling you so.
I mean, sure, not all my kids are consistent about hating homework, especially my deliriously enthusiastic, trend-bucking 1st graders who seem for now to actually enjoy it, but I like to think even they carry some sort of latent homework-hating potential, if only from my side of the gene pool. … Continue Reading “Do Your Kids Have Too Much Homework? 5 Tips on How to Tell and What to Do”
Mm hm. I’ll be framing that one and nailing it to my entry way hall next to this self-portrait by my daughter. The one where she was supposed to replicate the other side of her real face.
That’s right. I’m … Continue Reading “Back-to-School Photo Fails (and Funnies and Fabs!)”
Yes, there are a lot of ideas out there for Back-to-School photos.
Yes, most of them involve some sort of picture frame. And great lighting. And doing more for outfits than saying, “I don’t care what you wear as long as it’s clean. You have the rest of the year to wear dirty, ripped clothes to school. Today is not that day.”
And yes, I suck at these things.
NEVERTHELESS. Here’s a tutorial for How … Continue Reading “How to Take Back-to-School Photos: A Problem-Solving Scenario”
My house looks like a tornado hit it from the inside and there’s no way – no way – we can get it put back together before school starts tomorrow. Or before the year 2015, really. Although why I feel the pressure to have it clean by tomorrow is a mystery since it hasn’t truly been organized for 11 years. There’s just something about the start of school, though, that screams DUCKS IN A ROW, … Continue Reading “I’m Ecstatic School’s Starting! (Except When I’m Not.)”