“Mom, I miss you” – 4 tips to help ease transition back to school

I was so excited to send both my boys back to in-person school but at the same time I knew the transition would have some ups and downs.

Most of our kids have been remote learning for the better part of 18 months but whatever learning mode you have chosen for your child it is likely an adjustment compared to what their summer routine and environment was.

A Little Less Hallmark, a Little More Charlie Brown

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the special holiday events, the baking and the wrapping, the excitement and the anticipation. And most of all, I love the feeling of hope and goodwill that permeates the very air around us, the heightened expression of love and kindness to each other and the renewed commitment to have more compassion in our hearts.

But my relationship to Christmas is conflicted. As much as I love it, it also makes me sad.