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Sending My Kids Back To School Was The Right Choice, So Why Am I Still Struggling?

1 month ago   |   By Scary Mommy

I am struggling with the decision my wife and I made to send our twin daughters back to school during a pandemic.
As the primary parent who works a full-time job from home while managing the “classroom” from my dining room table, commanding the television between breaks, and doling out snacks as if they would never run out, I was ecstatic when our district announced they'd start slowly opening up the school to in-person learning. They would start with grades K-2 and then re-evaluate the spread and reassess if they'd move forward with the subsequent grades.
By the time the announcement came...
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A Message For The Parents Whose Kids Are Attending In-Person School Right Now

A Message For The Parents Whose Kids Are Attending In-Person School Right Now

1 month ago   |   By Scary Mommy

Yesterday morning, I had the extreme pleasure of bringing my 7-year-old daughter back to in-person school after a 2-week COVID-enforced hiatus. Only, pleasure isn't the right word for it. Privilege is.
I am privileged enough to be able to send my daughter to in-person school.
My little girl attends a very small private school. This wasn't a decision made on my part this year purely to subvert public school shutdowns. Nor was it a decision I made lightly when first enrolling her in private kindergarten three years ago. I'm an ardent supporter of public schools, but choosing private felt...
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7 Reasons Primary Is The Kids Clothing Brand We Need Right Now

7 Reasons Primary Is The Kids Clothing Brand We Need Right Now

1 month ago   |   By Scary Mommy

If you're looking for high quality, colorful, and comfy clothing for your kid, my new favorite go-to has been Primary. It's a minimalist dream if you rely on basics versus trendy logos. It makes getting the kids dressed in the morning a hassle-free affair, which means I get at *least* 7 more minutes of solo coffee me-time in the morning.
Aside from Primary clothes being the antidote to the plethora of overwhelming and overstyled kids' clothing (my daughter doesn't need faux leather leggings, thanks!!) they're also priced really fairly. Which is great, since kids grow overnight, so what...
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