Shout Out to the School-Moms (and Dads)

Today was my son’s last day of first grade. He came home with a backpack bursting with school supplies, an uncontainable smile, and a letter from his teacher, his school-mom. I was a school-mom, long before I had children of my own.  Day after day, month after month I encouraged, nurtured and loved other peoples’

Three Things I’ve Learned as a Teacher-Mom

Before having kids, I was sure becoming a mom would make me a more competent teacher.  There is something about conducting parent-teacher conferences and IEP meetings as a single, childless, twenty-something, that made me feel slightly unqualified offering parents advice about their children. Now, I have two children of my own, and “more qualified” isn’t