Tag: back to school

It IS Possible! Comfortable Back-to-School Masks for In-Person Learning

School is back in session, and if your children are attending in person they are likely spending the majority of their days in a...

Low-Cost Internet Options :: Resources for Parents

  Recently, a photo of two children sitting outside a California Taco Bell to use the restaurant's WiFi drew attention to the often-overlooked "digital divide"...

Five Things I’ve Learned From the Chaos of the “New Normal”

The "new normal" is what we're calling this chaotic time in our lives, and while it is new, it is anything but normal. For...

To the Teachers I Love :: I’m Still in Your Corner

To the teachers I know and love, my heart hurts for you right now.  I see the season of life you’re in — full of...

A Sign of the Times :: {FREE} Back-to-School Printables!

Back to school looks a little (OK, a lot) different this year, but we are still celebrating the start of a NEW year! Click the...

I’m Choosing to Be Excited About Fall 2020, and Here’s Why

I don't know about you, but every conversation I've had lately has been about the big question: What is going to happen with kids...

Boston Moms Guide to School at Home

Whether your children are attending school in person, online, at home, or a combination of all three, Boston Moms has got you covered! This resource...

2020 Back-to-School Essentials :: Mom Tested and Approved!

Back-to-school shopping definitely looks different this year. If you'll be embarking on the adventure of homeschooling, virtual learning, or hybrid learning, you're going to...

Supporting Our Kids as They Return to School

Boston Moms is thrilled to share this guest post written by Rita Morris, a local parent coach, certified life coach, and licensed mental health counselor. Who...

It’s Fine! We’re Fine! Everything’s Fine!

Me? Oh, ya know — same old, same old. I’m working a little more than I’d like — probably around a hundred or so hours a week. I mean, they want me to work more but I’m like, “No.” I draw the line at 110 hours. Like, that’s it. I’m on this project where I have to push this giant rock up a hill, and every time I get close to the top it rolls back down. Like, by design. I don’t know who scoped this thing. It’s fine, but whenever I ask the project manager what the end date is she bellows, “This is your eternity,” in this really low, spooky voice, which is totally not helpful.

My Back-to-School Playlist

Hold on to that feelin’, friends. What feeling? The feeling of warm summer nights, vacations, and the low-key pace of summer. It will be summer again before we know it. Only nine more months to go.

Good Riddance to Summer!

As a mother of three little ones who also works outside the home, I keep a lot of schedules in my brain. In summer, it feels like everyone is doing something new every week, and it's a challenge to keep track of it all. I have definitely had moments of panic when I forget where my oldest is and think that I've forgotten to pick her up on time. I'll be grateful to get back into the school routine and have it stay the same for the next nine months!

We Dread It Too — Back to School for the Teacher...

But when I walk into Target I am ambushed. I am hit smack in the face with the reminder that it doesn't last forever. The back-to-school posters, classroom decor, colorful pens, pencils, and folders. I do love colorful supplies but not in the middle of summer. These organization tools and writing utensils that usually excite me are now just a reminder that summer does end. And I don't want summer to end, just as much as my kids don't. 

The Most Important School Supply :: A Note to Teachers

I know that on the first day of school, you will use them to wipe away the tears of an anxious kindergartener who is leaving home for the first time.

Boston-Area Back-To-School Events 2019

Summer has flown by, and the kiddos will be heading back to school before we know it! Whether your celebration is in anticipation of a wonderful school year to come, or in anticipation of a quiet house as the school bus pulls away, here are some fantastic Boston-area back-to-school events to cap off summer 2019 in a fun way!