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March 19 2015

One school decision in our home has been made. We have accepted an admission offer from Drew School for our daughter to join their high school class of 2019. Yes, Middle is going to private school. *gasp* *sigh* *disappointed glance*[…]

September 15 2014

These past few weeks have been a tad bit stressful in our home. Not only do we have a high school senior who is fully immersed in her college application process, but even MORE stressful — we have an 8th grader beginning to[…]

August 18 2014

I am just going to go ahead and title this year, The Year of Living Weepily. Not sure how this happened, but Eldest is entering her senior year. Yeah, yeah, yeah, generations upon generations have made it through this stage of[…]

March 21 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

October 21 2011

[image: wackystuff] It’s that time of year again. As we lament the appearance of Christmas holiday decorations before Halloween, the search for Fall 2012 schools also begins in earnest here in San Francisco. School tours begin, 8th graders start shadowing at prospective[…]

August 15 2011

Last year, as my three daughters left for their first day of school, I let you all in on a little tradition in our home, New Shoes and the First Day of School. Somehow the clock kept moving forward and today[…]

May 26 2011

I really should start a new blog called either “Get off my lawn” or “When I was a kid . . .” because as I get older, these things sure are fun to say to my children.  And as I[…]

March 18 2011

This weekend families in San Francisco will begin receiving school enrollment notifications for the 2011-2012 school year.  We went through this stressful time about nine years ago with our first child as we entered the public school system and are[…]

February 21 2011

  Like many people today, I have opinions about a great many things and expertise in few. But, as a person who votes, pays taxes, is a person of faith and happens to have a venue where I can freely[…]

August 16 2010

  It is hard to believe that today is first day of school. I have to admit that I wept just a tad as I dropped my “babies” – now 2nd, 4th and 8th grades – off at school this morning.  We[…]

August 25 2008

[More First Day Pics on Flickr] With Youngest joining her sisters at school, we have officially begun the empty-nest process.  Our “baby” has begun kindergarten and there is something bittersweet about that transition that will probably take us about 13[…]

June 13 2008

I am having one of the those mornings after night of very little sleep.  Lots of stuff swirling around my head these days.  Hopefully there will be some posts later in the day, but until then, the biggest thing is[…]

March 16 2008

[MORE PICTURES] Last night was our kids’ school’s annual Children’s Art Show and Auction.  There are too many reasons to name why we believe our girls are thriving here, this being only one of them. We are a school that[…]

March 12 2008

So if you have not heard, a recent court ruling puts into jeopardy those who choose to homeschool their children in California by making it illegal to teach homeschool w/o a teaching credential. Yesterday while listening to NPR’s Forum as[…]

January 31 2008

 I love first grade. Once a week, I spend about 90 minutes in my daughter’s first grade classroom.  Needless to say we LOVE the school that our two oldest attend – #3 gets there next year, yay – as well[…]