Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



grrr's picture grrr

I was so happy to read this, for L especially, I got teary. Best wishes for a great year for both L and T.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks so much--I get teary too, just thinking about his first day of school. I just dropped him off this morning and he was chipper and positive again--fingers crossed!

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Okay. So I'm crying. What a beautiful day. I hope that L feels that way all year! For all of the middle school worries, what a great way to start the year!! And that bit about T? Too much. I know that my kids probably won't have me walk them up next year, but this year we had our little guy starting kindergarten, so we were allowed to linger a bit. Oh how I love back-to-school!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It was a good feeling to enjoy back-to-school time yesterday, after the trauma of so many starts filled with dread and problems. I know there will be lots of bumps in the road, especially once the schoolwork starts pouring in, but it helps so much to have this good, solid start.

coacurses's picture coacurses

much. But now we've been swept into a whirwind existence that is decidedly anti-summer: days that are too measured, too structured, way too hectic.

Each day there are lunches to pack, backpacks to fill, snack containers to fill (and at the end of the day, lunches to unpack, containers to wash, backpacks to unpack), school forms to sign, agendas to sign, homework to supervise and, now that L. is in middle school, we h