5 Things You Must Do the 1st Quarter of Every School Year

The kids have been back in school for a few weeks now. They’re settling in. You’re settling in. Everything is humming like a well-oiled machine. But if one of your kiddos is on an IEP, making sure the school year is going well includes adding some extra “to dos” to your already overloaded list (sorry mamas). My daughter is now in 3rd grade and has always been on an IEP. I didn’t use to do much at the start of a new school year. Unfortunately, my lack of foresight resulted in us struggling through a few…

5 Signs You Might Be An Odd Mom

If you’ve found your way to the Odd Moms Club, I’m betting there are reasons you sometimes feel like you don’t fit in either. That is, of course, my story and the reason OMC was founded. But, I didn’t share with you in my first post why I feel this way. And ‘odd’ is not usually a word used to describe oneself, so why have I chosen to use it here? Meriam can help… The dictionary defines ‘odd’ as… Differing in nature from what is ordinary…

Daycare Scare – What Do You Do When Daycare Doesn’t Want Your Kid – Part 1

I got the email today. The one I’ve been waiting for for the past 10 weeks. The one from my daughter’s daycare saying they are “concerned” about being able to continue to provide a safe environment for her while at the same time meeting the needs of all the other kids in her room. Are you reading between the lines too? Let me translate for you… Unlike typical children, your daughter requires more specialized attention than what we can provide; i.e. she is too much for us to handle. You need to find…

Why We Need a Safe Place for the “Odd Moms”

I’m a little odd…I’ll admit it. I’ve never really felt like I fit in. Even during childhood, I was always aware that I was someone who didn’t make friends easily, who didn’t feel comfortable in a crowd, who felt like the other kids were laughing at her. It might be because I’m an only child (thanks, mom, and dad), or maybe it’s just my personality. Regardless, these feelings have stayed with me into adulthood. Today, I am a 39-year-old woman. Professional career…