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In May Little Girl had an incident at school. It’s not something I am talking or writing about, but suffice it to say we needed to find a new school. I did a lot of research (natch!), and visited a lot of places. One of the places I went was a Montessori school a few [...]

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I was more than impressed this past Tuesday to see that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school board voted to eliminate flavored milk from its cafeteria. Now, the more than 1,074,691 students in the district won’t be guzzling extra sugar, food dyes, and high fructose corn syrup with their milk. While the board [...]

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Today Big Girl should be on a field trip to Queens Farms. Instead, she’s with her Daddy in the city. When the paperwork for the trip came home I was excited to see that all parents, for once, were welcome to come along for what seemed like an all day event. But then I saw [...]

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Big Girl is doing a 50 states lesson in school. The kids are supposed to go out and ask friends and family to send them postcards from whatever states they live in. Cute idea, but could we actually get postcards from every state? I wasn’t sure. I started with my address book. We’ve got family [...]

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Last year Big Girl was at a private school. There was a girl. At the time I called her That Girl. She had a lot of problems, or so I was told. All I knew was that she was bossy and mean to my kid. She made her cry. She’d come off the bus, my [...]

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I got an email today from the class mom. Here it is in an edited form: We will be having a small St. Patrick’s Day celebration in class during snack time on [date omitted]. We will be providing green bagels for this event and the teacher will be bringing in Irish soda bread. We will [...]

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Big Girl went to school today. No real fever for 24 hours. That’s after spending yesterday at home with me, having fun and getting pampered. (Not to mention the fact that she had a whole three hours alone with me when her sister was at school — a rare and wonderful treat since Little Girl [...]

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Just a Little Change

This September, despite being the youngest in the class, Little Girl entered preschool without a care. She went right into the classroom — no sniffles, cries, or screams. She seemed to love it. Then, around the first of October, she started telling me she didn’t like school. She started crying when we pulled into the [...]

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The notebook lay open on the counter. I didn’t recognize Big Girl’s scrawl so I picked it up for a closer look. There, on the page, was the following: “Bring it tomorrow and you said if you don’t I could punch you thank you good night.” WTF?!? I called Big Girl into the kitchen. What [...]

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I became Stalker Mommy today, taking the long way home from picking up Little Girl from school so I could pass by Big Girl’s school. I knew it was recess time, and I wanted to see if I could catch a glimpse of her playing outside. (Like you’ve never done the same — or wished [...]

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