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8 Tips to Get Ready for Kindergarten

R starts kindergarten in September, and we’ve already started getting ready: paperwork, assessments, and lectures about transition and logistics. Last week, I received a letter inviting us to a tour of the school–at 1 PM on a Monday, which is challenging for this working ...Read More

I’m a Girl Scout Leader!

Tonight I co-led my first Girl Scout meeting! I am officially a Girl Scout parent–and really happy about it. G asked to join Girl Scouts many months ago. She was, I think, inspired by her brother’s adventures in Boy Scouts, and wanted some of ...Read More


  Being parent is messy, hard, rewarding, exhausting, exhilarating, overwhelming, lovely, funny, and really, really great. I write about my parenting journey here on Red Shutters for two reasons. First, I hope, by writing about the twists and turns my life has taken since ...Read More

Work-Life Juggle

The work-life juggle is always on my mind. Is it on yours? I’ve been a working parent throughout my children’s lives. The norm for R and G is that both of their parents go to an office, go on business trips, and put a ...Read More