For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire


Misadventures in fish-sitting

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 9:34am

A couple weeks ago, my daughter's teacher asked her class if anyone could take home the class fish and care for them during the Thanksgiving break. My daughter begged me to volunteer and, because I do not want fish of our own, I agreed, hoping this would be an easy way to appease her fish desires for a while.

Growing up, up, and away

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 10:44am

So I dropped off my youngest child, age 3, for his first day of preschool and he didn't even look back. He wandered off into his new classroom to see what he could find as I hovered there, watching, straining to see him through the window and around the other parents dropping off their little ones.

After a couple minutes I realized, awkwardly, that I was no longer needed there. I was out of place. Time to move on. Come back in four hours, but now is the time to leave.

My kids - and Chatham County - go back to school

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:54am

Here we go, Chatham County public school families: Back to school! A day that brings the range of emotions from dread to elation and everything in between.

For me this year, the day is bittersweet. We've had a really good summer. We've done lots of fun stuff, hanging out, pool, and so on. For the most part my kids have gotten along pretty well together. We've enjoyed each other's company.

Making the grade: trying the Love and Logic approach

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 8:40am

We've had some schoolwork issues this year in our home, and it's made me think about different ways to handle schoolwork and other responsibilities of our children. For concerned parents, it seems to me there are two methods with two very different mindsets. Let me know if you can think of some other ways.

Thoughts on our public schools: can you make the difference?

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 1:42pm

I went to my son's kindergarten class today to help out for a while. The teacher wanted me to help a couple kids with their sight words and Accelerated Reader book. I really enjoyed my time with them.

New pre-k through 12th grade school coming to Savannah

by Traci Schumacher on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 10:00pm

There's a new school in town, The Habersham School, starting up this fall. Here's what the school has to say about itself:

My kindergartener's new watch goes to school

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 2:07pm

There was a quiet-but-festive mood in the kindergarten classroom on Monday. The children had just eaten the cupcakes I brought in for my son's birthday, and now the birthday boy himself was ready to proudly present his new watch to his class.

My husband and I had given our son a black and silver digital watch from Target that resembled my husband's watch, complete with buttons, a light-up feature, alarm, and various modes. My son was delighted with his new watch.

Decisions, decisions...

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 10:07pm

As parents we make a zillion decisions regarding our little people. It starts before they are even born with childbirth choices and nursery plans.

Add a few years and a couple more kids, and you would think you're an old pro. But no. There is always something new. It may even be an issue you thought you had already settled. Like the big issue of choosing a school.

First day after the break

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 9:50pm

So it was the first day back to school for my kiddos today. Amazingly, after waking up before 7:30 for most of the break, both of my school kids could barely open their eyes at 7:30 this morning. They were sooo tired! It was quite pitiful.

I thought they both needed to go to bed much earlier tonight to help them get off to a better start tomorrow. Of course, by the evening they were bouncing off the walls and having a grand time with all the energy in the world. It's always tricky when the routine changes. We'll see how tomorrow goes...

School on Thanksgiving?!

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 1:39pm

My son's kindergarten class will be celebrating a “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” this week, complete with viewing of the show. The teacher requested that parents send in various snacks.

So I put a bag of pretzels in my son's book bag yesterday and told him it was for his class Thanksgiving celebration. The poor boy burst into tears and said, “You mean I have to go to school on Thanksgiving?!”

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