The end of August is always a difficult time to successfully keep all the necessary balls in the air – for me, anyway.  Camp is over, it’s time for the big family vaca, and it’s all I can do to stay on top of everything (I know some of you out there are feeling my pain, yes?).  So blogging tends to take a back seat.  Yesterday, as I was shopping for new notebooks for my soon-to-be sixth grader, I got that excited feeling I used to get as a student every year.  Time for school!  It’s true – I was a nerd who loved notebook shopping and the anticipation of a new academic year.  I now feel that same elation as a mom.  My kid is back to school and I’m back to blogging.

Back to school