Win a $500 Gift Card to The Children’s Place (Ends 7/30)

When I think of school uniforms, the first thing to come to mind is… pudding. No, I’m not referring to the 1974 Colorful Cafeteria Clash of Columbus Prep or the even messier St. Francis Food Fight Fiasco of 1988. No. When I think of school uniforms, for some reason, the first thing I think of is Pink Floyd‘s classic 1988 album The Wall. In particular the video for the song “Another Brick in the Wall …

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Innocence Lost – The Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

I haven’t written in a few days. Not since I first heard news of the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. I’ve wanted to write. Get my feelings down but it’s all been a complete jumble of emotions, I didn’t even know where to start. Anger. Shock. Disbelief. Grief. Horror. I can’t even fathom what it’s been like for those actually involved in this tragedy. When I first heard the news on the radio during my …

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Desserts with Dad – Where Sugar and Reading are Highly Encouraged

One of my favorite school events is the annual Desserts with Dad. It’s a chance for dads (and anyone else special in your kids’ family) to go to school with their kids at night, buy them some books, and eat some cupcakes and cookies with them. Allie’s been volunteering for it the past few years, and handles buying all the food and distributing it at the two-day event. (They break it out over two days …

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