Tag: school

I’m Your Kid’s School Bus Driver

Hey there, Allow me to introduce myself. I'm your kid's school bus driver. You see me every day, slowly bouncing down your street in my...

Why Martin Luther King’s Dream Is Still Just A Dream

This month, we celebrate the accomplishments of revered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You’d have a hard time finding a child...

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"...

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...

Guide to Boston-Area Private Schools and Preschools {2020–2021}

Open houses, application deadlines, the right fit, OH MY! If you are going through the daunting task of trying to pick a preschool or a...

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...

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...

Online Learning Resources for an Accidental Homeschool Mom

In the midst of everything, I'm secretly a little happy about having a few weeks with my kiddo unexpectedly. I'm excited for board games, movie nights, endless games of hopscotch, and bubbles in the backyard. However, I'm also going to need to keep my kiddo's mind occupied at least long enough for me to shower and maintain some of my sanity. The reality is that I'm an introvert and she's an extrovert, and when she's uttered 300,000 words before lunch my brain feels a little fried.

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. 

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!

What I Learned in Kindergarten This Year

I'm amazed by what my son has learned academically this year. Yes, I knew in September that the curriculum would be more rigorous than it had been when I was in kindergarten, but I didn't realize my son would be reading me 'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss' birthday. It is truly lovely to be read to by your child.

5 Ways to Raise a Book Lover

Let your children see you reading. It can be hard to put down the phone and pick up a book or leave the laundry for later (OK, maybe that’s not too hard). I know you may be interrupted 100 times and it may take an hour to get through a page, but it’s worth a try. Our children, especially when they are little, want to do what we do. If they see us reading for enjoyment, they will see it as something fun and want to do it too.

A Stressful Countdown to Kindergarten :: What It’s Like in Boston

Growing up the 'burbs, school selection was easy. You live on this street, you go to this school. Eventually, every kid in town ends up at the same high school. Typical suburbs. Well, I don't live in the suburbs anymore. This is Boston. School selection is a real thing. And it starts at the pre-kindergarten level. My firstborn is 4, and I am already stressed over which school he will attend.

Kindergarten :: Now or Later?

From the time my 4-year-old son was an infant, my ex-husband and I were sure we wanted to wait until our son turned 6 before we'd start him in kindergarten. His birthday is at the end of July, so with an August 31 cutoff, he would be on the end of the spectrum in terms of age compared to other kids in his class. A girl with a September 1 birthday could potentially be leaps and bounds different from our son in terms of emotional and social development.