Waiting isn’t always easy. 

And if you don’t believe me, watch this adorable commercial featuring Cookie Monster waiting for cookies to bake.

But waiting for cookies is entirely different than waiting in a doctor’s office.  How do you pass the time? 

Click here to read my personal essay, “The ‘Waiting Game’: How My Husband and I Pass the Time in Doctor’s Offices” on The Mighty.

On the Road to Middle School

This photo was taken in 2012, during the first few days of Ryan’s preschool experience. He is almost 4 1/2 in this photo.

My son is already halfway through his fourth grade year.  That means he has one more year at his elementary school, and then he’ll move on to middle school.

And that’s where it gets tricky, because there’s a lot of talk out there about “good” and “not-so-good” middle schools, about finding the “best” middle school for your child. 

We’re trying to figure it out.  And as I tend to do with matters that are concerning or confusing, I wrote about it.  Click here to be re-directed to MomsLA.com to read my personal essay, “Navigating the Road to Middle School.”