Cute & Simple: The First Day of Kindergarten

Things are a bit off, so bear with me.  We just returned home from a family vacation to Boston/Cape Cod and right away, I was popping my little sweetie on the bus for the first day of full-day Kindergarten.  Yes, it has been a whirlwind of activity around here!  While Fridays are usually devoted to “Cute & Simple,” I am afraid I don’t have a fun craft, organizing, or decorating project to share.  But I do have a few photos from our trip, as well as one from the first day of school. 

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I had intended to blog about first-day of school traditions, including a “T’was the Night Before” ideas, but at this point, it’s probably moot.  I bet you have already sent your little pumpkins off on their first day.  Just in case you haven’t: think of a fun way  to spend the evening before they board the “big yellow” or your minivan in the morning.  A night out for ice cream was a childhood tradition of mine, you may also consider a BBQ dinner with neighborhood friends, a bon fire with S’mores and “your favorite part of the summer” discussion.  Perhaps you have your own unique ways to the end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new school year.  Whatever it is, make sure you do your best to decrease your child’s fears and anxieties….it may even help you, too! 

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • August was all about preparing yourself and your child for school…hope you gleaned a little something from those blogs
  • In September, the focus will be all about you, mom!  Yay.  With the kids back in school, it’s time to focus on some other things of interest like book groups, organizing projects, and managing daily chaos.  A special weeklong event on family health and even a guest blogger on apraxia (that’s coming up on Monday the 30th).
  • I plan to post a “virtual” apraxia group starting on or around September 14th so you can follow along with the apraxia discussion and education I’ll be presenting “live” at an area speech clinic.  Remember, if you want to register (it’s FREE, but you still need to sign up), just email me or call the Suburban Pediatrics Therapies office in Aurora, IL at (630) 236-7000.  
  • Suggestions for blog topics are always welcome!  Email me at

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

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