Tag Archives: "Jennifer Smith-Daigle"

Brave Enough

“Mom, I’m scared,” my fourth grader said as she walked out of school a little month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. “Why?” I asked. “We’re going to start doing lockdown drills,” she said. I wasn’t surprised nor was I upset.  It gives me a sense of security knowing that the teachers and staff at her school were…

Date Night Evolves!

In the dark, with temperatures in the low 20s, my husband and I run as fast as we could in our dress shoes under the wings of a B-52. Like butterflies fluttering on flowers in the summer, we gather with other couples in Fedoras, fur coats, heels, slacks with suspenders, and dresses with crinoline at the entrance of a large WWII hangar.  Inside…

Multiples and Me: The Deeper Issues of Multiples in the Classroom

After deciding on the make and model of double stroller, the second biggest question facing parents of multiples is whether or not to split up their multiples when they reach school age. On the one hand, parents don’t want to send their children into new environments without the child’s sibling, who is often their best friend(s). Multiples…

Multiples and Me: The Importance of Martial Arts

The man who tried to attack me picked a hot day in August. It was four in the afternoon. My 3 1/2-year-old twins hung off my belt loops and my 5-year-old daughter held my hand as we trudged through the muggy, dim parking garage of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to our minivan. I had a giant plastic bag of artwork and allowance-purchased…