Category Archives: education

Six things I wish I’d known before sending my daughter to college

It’s hard to believe, but summer is basically over.    H starts her sophomore year of college on Tuesday after Labor Day, but is already on campus, welcoming incoming freshmen.  Last year she went backpacking for her freshman Orientation Adventure, … Continue reading

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Aaaaaand She’s Off!!

Last week we helped H move into her dorm room…in CALIFORNIA!  She picked a school the farthest away from home she could!  It’s a great fit, and she is thrilled to be there, so we’re truly happy for her.  But … Continue reading

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Focusing on “Firsts”, not “Lasts”

Last week we spent fall break in California, looking at colleges.  At this point in H’s college search, we’re narrowing the list down, instead of adding to it.  There were six colleges she was strongly interested in before the trip, … Continue reading

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Stepping Back

Tuesday night I attended college night at H’s school.  We feel fortunate that she is at a school with an incredible college counseling program.  Now that she’s in 11th grade, the “counseling” portion of it is beginning…with a vengeance.  She’s … Continue reading

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Like Quotative — is it Proper English now?

Have you, like, noticed that there’s a new word that everyone, like, uses all the time? It’s everywhere, and I hate to admit it, but I even find myself using it. It’s pervasive…not only from teenagers, but on television, in … Continue reading

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Wearing uniforms to school

My daughter loves to put together outfits. For several years now, she has spent a huge amount of time picking out clothes to wear, or planning which outfits look cute enough for whatever occasion is on the horizon. Bedtime always … Continue reading

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Is this the way it’s going to be?

H starts school tomorrow. Which means that last week she finished up her summer reading and started working on the written portion of the assignment. As usual, she waits until the veeerrryy last minute to do it. Sunday afternoon I … Continue reading

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Changing Schools…and leaving friends

My daughter is entering high school next year. She’s been at the same school since kindergarten…9 years. It’s a wonderful school, and we have had an incredible experience here. It’s a private school in an urban setting, very diverse population, … Continue reading

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All girl’s high school interview

H had her interview today for the all girl’s high school. I went back and forth with what to tell her to prepare her for the interview and in the end, I decided just to tell her to be herself, … Continue reading

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Credit Recovery Classes…Give me a Break!

As if our public schools in Nashville need more tools to help kids graduate who can’t read or write… Nashville Public Schools have a program called “credit recovery”. If students fail a core class they can retake it if they … Continue reading

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