Category Archives: Kelsey Milestones

On the Eve of Homeschooling Day One

It is bedtime, the day before the start of the school year. Two of our kids are abed. The soon-to-be 5th grader is trying to settle down, even though she’s so excited about school that she will toss and turn … Continue reading

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Learning to Let Go

It’s Friday night, and I am dropping off my 6th grader for her first middle school dance. And I am trying not to panic. She’s wearing her “I Love Bacon” shirt and a pair of camos, and her hair is … Continue reading

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Yesterday, my 9-year-old took the math portion of the MCAS test. We are supposed to help her prepare for this test. And I know I should be more of a proponent of this standardized testing system. But I’m not (and … Continue reading

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A Letter to My 9 Year Old

Dear Kelsey You turned 9 just the other day, and I have to admit that the baffling confluence of conflicting energies that comprise your essence sometimes leaves me wanting to hide in the linen closet with a bottle of vodka. … Continue reading

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On Behalf of My First-Born

Dear every other parent out there. First, you probably aren’t reading this anyway. You are taking your kids to Chuck E. Cheese right now. Or you are in Disney World. Or on African safari. Bermuda. YOU are doing all the … Continue reading

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