The First Day of Kindergarten

  I attended Kindergarten at Allen Christian School on Merrick Boulevard in the St. Albans area of Queens, NY.  Of my first day, my sister and I walked into the classroom, we met our teacher, her assistant, and a fresh box of Legos were opened for the new students to play with.  In my mind, […]

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Cydney’s Graduation

  My little girl graduated from Pre-K yesterday.  Cydney has been preparing for the day for quite some time.  About two months ago, I was asked to pick Cydney up no earlier than 5 pm so that she can rehearse for it.  There were poems to practice and songs I didn’t want her to sing […]

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Growing Up Means Outgrowing

  I was picking Cydney up from school the other afternoon.  As I walked into her door, I saw that the children were rehearsing a routine to “We Go Together” from Grease.  That was the moment shit got real: I caught all of the fucking feels. The closing of an era will occur in two […]

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The Homework Struggle

April 28 will mark one year since Cydney started preschool.  My first post on this blog was titled “I Wasn’t Ready,” in which I lamented about my then eighteen month old daughter starting daycare that ended with me saying “That first day is going to be a bitch.” (Looking back at that first post made […]

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Cydney’s First Day Of School

My first post on this blog was about how I wasn’t ready for Cydney to start daycare.  After lots of going back and forth and needing the space Monday was the day.  Cydney started preschool.  I have been getting everything together for the last couple of weeks.  Medical records: check.  Uniforms: check.  Money: for the […]

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