As parents, we wonder (sometimes constantly) if our kids are ready. Ready for kindergarten. Ready to ride the bus. Ready to be “dropped off” without mom. With each new stage, comes new questions of “readiness.” Sometimes we prepare them; and sometimes, they can suddenly prepare us. Whether we’re ready or not. Be ready. Be ready to be their leader, their source of information, their “at that moment” teacher of values. Some things come quickly with these kids, especially in this rapidly developing world in which we live. Be ready. I can help. I can help your kids too (and have them laugh along the way). Check out my books and their reviews. They’ve helped a lot of parents, caregivers, kids . . . to be ready . . . for so much. For girls, I suggest a Just In Case pouch. Yep. A Pouch. Just in case. Read on, check out my books. There’s that . . . and more . . . awaiting to help you and your middle graders be ready . . .
Spring has sprung and so have the family life talks at school! Here’s just what you need to go along with “all those talks” they are having at school — either in the classroom — or inevitably on the bus or at the lunch table. Bork and his Real Deal book, along with Corky and her Whole Scoop, give growing girls and boys everything they need to know (but only what they need to know) about puberty and the basicsof reproduction. With rave reviews from moms, you’ll find it a welcomed resource. Including all the basics told in a light-hearted and humorous way, these books “lighten” up and clarify all the information they are getting in school. Check them out. You’ll be glad you did!
These seem to be the ongoing words in my house. That linger in the air with no answer. We’re barely 2 weeks in. Two weeks in to this “get ’em up, feed ’em, get ’em on the bus” new school year schedule, and we’re already stuck. Stuck on: What Do You Want For Lunch????? I can’t seem to get past it. Boring old sandwiches. Stuff that gets soggy in the thermos. “Nah,” my daughter continues to respond with each apparently decently-fresh suggestion. What’s a mom to do? Look online. Like every modern day mom does. Here’s what I found. Some ideas that got me thinking outside of my (lunch) box. Things like a cheddar and apple sandwich. How about PB & ….. banana?? Or a sliced egg sandwich …… Check out these 101 Ideas for Kid Lunches and 10 Sandwiches to Spice Up a School Lunch. (In case it helps your “What Do You Want For Lunch? dilemma.”)