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 she’s headed off to Kindergarten next fall. She’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….