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So, you want to be a Stay at Home Mom, eh? ~ Part Two

10 Nov

As I protested to a friend about the realization that I was a Stay at Home Mom, she kindly explained that she thought it was great that that was how Ben saw me…she explained that he got to grow up knowing I was there for him before and after school, for field trips and chauffeuring, making cookies (my chocolate chip cookies are ‘epic’ according to my kid) and having dinner on the table (Kraft macaroni and cheese is not difficult to make). His mom was there. Continue reading

Monday Memorandum #2

5 Nov

Five more points from TCC’s Parent-Teacher Partnership Skills Session

 

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be

and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”

                                                                                                                                         Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Continue reading

Monday Memorandum #1

28 Oct

(Sending this one out a bit early!)

One of my favorite presentations to give is called Parent-Teacher Partnership Skills. Typically, I give it as a workshop to both teachers at one of their in-services and then to parents at their PTO or similar organizations.

Every Monday for the next five weeks we’ll be posting one each of the five reminders from: parents, teachers, kids and me to the other groups.

“Education is a painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning; by praise, but above all, by example.”

                                                                                                                                                  John Ruskin Continue reading

So, you want to be a Stay at Home Mom, eh? ~ Part One

27 Oct

When school began this year, Ben was required to complete several surveys about his life, hobbies, family and things of that nature. Typical stuff. He left these papers lying on the kitchen table one evening, so I took a look. One of the questionnaires included a section about his parents – our phone numbers, hobbies and what we do for a living. Continue reading