There is a child care crisis underway in Delaware, and it could get much worse, very shortly. St. Michaels School and Nursery serves the youngest of Wilmington’s children who are in need of support and a chance for a healthy start to life. We serve families who were struggling before the pandemic; the vast majority of our families receive subsidies, including Purchase of Care, which helps cover child care tuition. Even as a long standing non-profit, these subsidies don’t come
We are vaccinated, caffeinated, and headed to the beach for the most needed vacation ever. WFH + COVID school year + life with teenagers has us ready to unplug and spend a few weeks with books, friends, family, naps, cocktails, sand and water. It’s vacci-cation season. Get vaxxed, and get out of dodge - that’s our plan. We’ve been doing this trip for a while - some years more families, some years fewer, but always a big house in OBX with a pool, friends that are like family,
Happy Father’s Day to the dads and the “like a dads.” It’s a whole thing, the dads vs. the moms - isn’t it? Bless them all, the dads, with the extra scoop of ice cream and the shoulder rides on the Boardwalk and the slightly inappropriate jokes a few years too early and the no clue what the phone number of the pediatrician is, or how you have to call *exactly* at 8:30 if you are going to get a sick visit that day. Bless them, with not remembering which kid likes their burgers
Remember how hard it was, when they were little, to get them out of the bathtub and into their pajamas? Or how hard it was to get a child that *loved* preschool to get into the car to go to preschool? Transitions are so often difficult - and when we look back in hindsight we realize that the whining, stalling, outbursts, and meltdowns were all protesting the transition from one experience to another, and not the experience itself. It’s why kids (and adults, frankly) respond s
January 1 is for empty nesters (those that have not yet built their nests, and those who have moved the chicks on out!), but the rest of us know the truth: the end of the school year is the end, and the new year starts when school does. Now, we are in the hiatus - somewhere between 11:59 pm but still a few weeks away from midnight — school is ending, but not yet starting, which leaves us with a few glorious months of not having to check backpacks.
First order of business wi