I thought I'd share a crowd-sourced list of ways you can help your child's teacher — and not seem like a suck-up. I polled a bunch of my girlfriends (some of whom are former teachers themselves) and many moms in the work room at my son's school, so you can rest assured these are tried-and-true tips from more than just me.
August rolled on and my husband and I began noticing white spots forming on the back of his neck, then on his torso, and in other places on his body. As I tried not to freak out, but ever the worry wart, I began to Google. (Note: Never, EVER Google.)
We know that day in mid-August is coming, so we're doing a few things to prepare him— and us—for the inevitable: kindergarten.
There are many ways you can help a mom whose spouse/partner travels for work. They don't have to be anything outlandish, but know that whatever you do is appreciated more than you'll ever know. Many of these moms (including me!) get into their own routine and are too proud to ask for help, so sometimes you might be met with pushback, but don't let that stop you from trying.
I'm sure when you were a little girl and dreamed of becoming a mom, I wasn't exactly what you pictured. You didn't carry me or birth me, but you raised me and taught me how to be a wife and a mother. And most important, you loved me and were just the mom I needed and wanted.