Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Mitch's picture Mitch

Right on! I have fond memories of my parents taking me to the voting booth. Now I'm at my polling place bright and early every election day.

(Couldn't believe the line this morning. But that's a good thing!)

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I posted recently about how B told us she voted at school for "that Barack Obama to run around as president". I was strangely proud, to think that she had picked up on her father's and my choice for a presidential candidate, though we hadn't specifically sat her down to talk about it. I heard a mom proclaim loudly to her tweens the other day, on a bench at the zoo, "I haven't voted since Dole!" The tone of her voice was who gives a rip, and I'm sure her kids won't. It's important to me and I want it to be important to my kids, no matter where their stands on the issues fall some day. It should be important. Good for you for making it so.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Lines are all good on election day!

Kids are so quick to pick up on things their parent feel or say--this can be a great thing, but we have to be careful. That one mom is teaching her kids that votes don't matter, and that's very dangerous, I think.

Midwest Mom's picture Midwest Mom

What a great idea. I always bring my children to the polls, and this year was no exception.

I have found that many Moms, though, are nervous about bringing their children with them. That leads some to stay away.

But if there was ever a time for a 'teaching moment' for our kids, it was this election season. (And who could complain about having yummy treats during a debate? I bet your crowd is so sad election season is over!) :)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for your comment! Yes, we'll have to find some other excuse for making baked goods on a regular basis! And what a great teaching moment this whole election was, you're right.