Be still and know: bedtime matters.

Bedtime. The word alone sends a jolt of anxiety coursing through my veins. Okay, maybe I’m being a little dramatic. But bedtime at our house is a process. The big kid? She’s a dream to put to bed nowadays. (She certainly wasn’t this way when she was three.) But this one? She’s got some spunk…

Lessons in Kindergarten class: extending a hand.

My daughter is five, and sheโ€™s headed off to Kindergarten next fall. Sheโ€™s my girly girl, these days decorating her petite fingernails with every color of the rainbow and bedazzling her soft fingers with sparkly rings. We were at our 10-week Kindergarten prep class a few days ago, and she was being, well, a kid….