abcabcabc back to school — Mommy Manders

Back to School Blessings and Songs

CONNECTING BEFORE SCHOOL What are your rituals for getting the kids to school or childcare? Is it all chaos and confusion? Yelling and pleading? We’ve ALL been there, and the challenges change with every stage and every child. But somehow those with us with kids tend to be worn out by 9:01, or whatever your “drop-off” […]

“Love” Passage, Back-to-School Style

I wrote this for me this morning…I needed it. Maybe you do, too. Happy Back-t0-school! If I buy all the right white collared polo shirts from Target, khaki shorts and pants according to the school uniform policy; but do not show love to my family, I’m just another shopper. If I slave away in the […]

Back to School: Re-Connecting Rituals

{This morning I saw mommies and kids walking past our big bay window walking, scooting, riding to the first day back at school at Lake Highlands Elementary. What an exciting time! I was feeling quite relieved to still be in my bath-robe at 7:45, my kids snuggled in my bed playing with my computer, NOT […]

Back to School: Connecting with your Kids before you drop them off!

Back to School? OOPS!

{Readers: Stay tuned for a “Back to School” series with suggestions for special songs and rituals to help you connect with your kiddos before and after school/ day care.} So, on Friday afternoon, August 19th, I was pulling into the driveway, having finished up our busy “Good Deeds Week”, and looking forward to having both […]