Posted in June 2013

Playground lessons for parents

Playground lessons for parents

My youngest son is finishing fourth grade. Next year, he’ll go to the big, bad middle school across town and I’ll say goodbye to my role as an elementary school mom. For my parent friends with many more years of elementary school ahead of them, here are a few lessons I learned on the playground: … Continue reading

A year of milestones, and cicadas

A year of milestones, and cicadas

Here in my New Jersey town, the cicadas are hatching. Every 17 years, thousands of these strange-looking, googly-eyed insect creatures dig themselves out of the ground and transform into even stranger looking winged bugs that find their way to the tops of trees to mate, reproduce and die. They make a strange noise magnified to … Continue reading