Leave my 2nd grader alone, Arne Duncan

This quote and stunning portrait of Secretary Duncan popped up on social media last week. It’s from his speech during a 2009 visit to a Brooklyn elementary school. It is, of course, taken out of context here.  But that just means it’ll fit right in with every other quote on the internet, ever. Here’s a post about Mr. […]

Sometimes you’re the example…

…and sometimes you’re the cautionary tale. Follow My Example: Jersey suburbanites that we are, we pride ourselves on dragging bringing the kids along on outings in the city of Philadelphia.  We feel it is an important center of American history and culture for the area, and they should experience this vibrant, growing metropolis. And Mommy and Daddy […]

Baby Poser

Because I’m awful… But so are these. Enjoy… Moments later, baby Emily was tragically crushed by the ostrich returning to its nest. Sure, but if a grown man wears this cute outfit, everybody assumes he’s a stripper. Because she wanted the happy, incident-free life of Daisy Buchanan. The bow says “I’m Mommy’s princess!”, but the face […]

To the Moms of Many, I’m sorry…

…for thinking you’re batsh*t crazy. In the past, I would occasionally witness women I knew, with three or more children, go on to become pregnant with their fourth or fifth. I wrongly assumed that, though I may like and respect this woman, she had one or more of the following major problems: Her health insurance […]

7 Tips for Back-To-School Success

We are a two-teacher household, and we do not “work” in the summer. We keep busy with summer rehearsals for school-year ensembles, curriculum writing, prepping classrooms for the next school year, I’m taking courses towards my Master’s, blah blah blah…Oh yeah and we do have the kids. So yes, “It must be nice to have […]