For many of us, back to school time means a return to a normal school year schedule.
My husband dropped off my son for his first day in his new preschool class this morning. Compared to the difficult transition last fall, my son did well and everyone in his class had a good day. (His old class, the one year old and two year old class, was a different matter… Shrieking, crying little toddlers all day.)
Maybe it’s the inner teacher in me, but I always want to start fall off fresh, with new goals and new projects.
So I’ve made a few changes to my blog and have a few more exciting announcements to make about what’s in store for fall.
1) I’ve added a new Blog Roll section to my site. I’ve included several bloggers whose writing I regularly check out and always respect. Who have I missed?
2) I’ve added a new Book Review/Book Essay section. Here I’m listing (in one convenient place) all the books that I’ve written about and all of the posts related to each book. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement tomorrow from me and all of my Parenting Around the World book club partners about our next project! Please let me know if you have any suggestions for future books…
3) The HerStories Project, my collaborative blog about friendship and motherhood with Stephanie Sprenger of Mommy, For Real, is now open again for submissions. We’ve taken a bit of hiatus this summer from posting friendship essay regularly. But we’re back now and looking to hear and feature your stories about friendship. Today’s HerStories post is from Stephanie herself, talking about how she and her family are dealing with her daughter’s best friend’s moving away. Check out Stephanie’s piece and share your own experiences with moving or coping with the move of a close friend.
4) Stephanie and I are also promoting a new project with Shasta Nelson of GirlfriendCircles. It’s a course about friendship!
- Why needing new friends is normal—and how to show up with less guilt, anxiety, and shame.
- The one thing more important to friendship than chemistry
- The best ways to make friends in a way that is congruent to your personality
- The five science-based accelerators that deepen our friendships
- How many people you need to meet to actually find the number of friends you want
- The biggest obstacle to friend-making and how to best respond
- The three most effective tips for making new friends
- The biggest red-flags to watch out for and what to do when you see them showing up in your friendships!
- How you can prevent friendships from being ruined by jealousy and competition
- The boundaries that you need to set to ensure that you participate in mutually reciprocated friendships
- The three most important practices you can add to your life to attract more love
- Which of the five types of friends you already have and which ones you want to find
- An exercise to help you feel less judgmental and jealous of your friends.
- How to tell the difference between what friendships can be saved and which ones need to end
- And so much MORE!