One perfect moment
All I want is not to miss a thing.
Adele Hamilton, Parent24 editor (Shawn Benjamin)
We passed a milestone today, as 9-year-old Joel made his dad and me a cup of tea without parental hovering. The glow of pride as he carefully carried it over to the coffee table was worth my anxiety.

In the year ahead I hope I notice these small milestones whenever they pass, because it’s easy to get stressed and blind to them.

Here’s to a year full of memorable moments.

And back we go to school with stiff new shoes, stationery lists, freshly sharpened pencils, and my personal hell of covering books with plastic.

If your child is starting at a new school for the first time, this article on being a new kid in a new school should help. I’m really hoping my sons have interesting, interested teachers who sprinkle their school days with memorable moments too. Here’s how to get the most out of the teacher-parent relationship.

What are your small, precious hopes for 2009? Please share them

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