Tag Archive: back to school

For a Healthy School Year, Focus on These

Summer, it seems, has passed by in a flash and here we are…back to school. The morning rush is on. Kids are scrambling out the door, forgetting lunch boxes and homework on countertops everywhere. And though we may welcome the routine and earlier bedtimes, back to school can also mean an uptick in illnesses and increased…

On Autism and the ever shifting landscape of parenthood

*A special guest post by mom and pediatrician, Dr. Denise Somsak.* Mom on Stand By The beginning of each school year is busy for all parents as we juggle not only the material needs of our children like new clothes, back packs, school supplies but also their emotional needs.  Are we too involved, too demanding,…

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Too busy to play?

My daughter just started kindergarten today (her first of two or her only, read more about that struggle here) and with that incredible milestone (don’t even get me started, she’s my baby…my last…ugh) our back-to-school shuffle begins. Big Brother has one more week to go and he’s milking these last few days of summer for…

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From concussions to heat stroke: 5 common sports related injuries in kids

With another school year just around the corner, our children will soon be balancing homework and time on the field. Football, soccer, gymnastics, or dance; whatever your child’s sport of choice, it’s important to be mindful of common sports injuries. Knowing what our children are at risk for and how best to handle these injuries…

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On First Grade, Fear, and Trust

So Big Brother starts first grade tomorrow. First grade. I’ll give it a moment to sink in. I know, I know…that’s what kids do, they grow up and move on. Not incredibly shocking. But…it’s first grade. I thought kindergarten was a huge milestone…and it was. Somehow though, I found solace in the fact that he…

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Monday Morning Mamas August 23rd

Oh, how I love Mondays! Okay, not really so much, but these Monday Morning Mamas sure make it a whole lot better. It seems most of us are in the throes of back to school madness. For us Moms there are mixed emotions: elation (time alone), sadness (start of kindergarten, our babies heading out in…

The End of Summer Blues

Have you got them? These ‘end of summer’ blues? Everyday I seem to vacillate between wishing the summer would never end to being overjoyed that we will finally be getting back to some kind of schedule here. So, as our last week of summer is quickly being played out, I can’t help but wonder:  Did my…