Goodbye Summer, Hello School

Seems like we were just talking about spring planting, then sunscreen, and now school!  It was weeks ago when I ran into an experienced mom who mentioned how her household was already running practice drills for their school routine. Practice drills? I'm still finishing up the must-have shopping list, wondering how I'll get three school-related sewing projects done, and remembering that we never made it yet to a certain pool that I promised would be part of our summer vacation time.

Thanks to an organized group of community members, a child care center is starting the new school year with newly landscaped garden beds.  Thanks to an award-winning elementary school teacher, we have a bit of advice to share this week about school readiness.  These stories and more on going back to school, this week at

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