Happy Birthday Six-year-old

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on August 22, 2012. In a few days TODAY the “five-year-old” becomes the “six-year-old.”  In a flash he has grown taller, more able-bodied, and smarter.  And if those first two sentences sound familiar, that means you read my column last week. (Thanks!)  Yes, my two boys birthdays are one … Continue reading Happy Birthday Six-year-old

Happy Birthday Three-year-old

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on August 16, 2012. In a few days TODAY the “two-year-old” becomes the “three-year-old!”  In a flash he has grown taller, more able-bodied, and smarter.  When my eldest was this age, I thought this must be the cutest and most frustrating age of young children.  My youngest is not … Continue reading Happy Birthday Three-year-old

Happy Birthday to My Boys and Kindergarten Goals for this Next Year

August is closing, and it’s hard to believe that Autumn is almost here.  It’s been a busy month.  During the first week we were still in Chicago visiting relatives and going to all the places that I shared in this, this and this post.  Right before we left Chicago, my boys’ grandparents threw them a big … Continue reading Happy Birthday to My Boys and Kindergarten Goals for this Next Year