Modern Lingo

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Amazing how these days we can have entire conversations with emojis, GIFs and abbreviations. What area emojis? An emoji is a small digital image or icon used by many these days (including myself) to describe an idea, an emotion, an activity etc…. Hollywood has even made a movie about emojis and kids ask for emoji themed birthday parties!

GIFs instead, are image files that can be animated or just a single static image. Again they are used to describe an idea, an emotion, an event etc….

Social Media abbreviations are multiple words expressed by the first initial of each word so for example: TTYL is: talk to you later. Below are some on the more commonly used mommy lingo when on Facebook, Twitter or any of the other social media platforms. Many of these short lingos are also used when texting or in emails among friends.

BF: breastfed/breastfeeding                                                                                                                BIL: brother in law
BW: babywearing

CIO: cry it out

DD/DH/DS: darling daughter/husband/son

EUC: excellent used condition

FF: formula feeding                                                                                                                         FIL: father in law
FTM: first time mom

GUC: gently used condition

ISO: in search of

LO: little one

MIL: mother in law

NBL: not baby related

PM: private message

SAHM: stay at home mom                                                                                                                SIL: sister in law                                                                                                                                  SMH: shake my head                                                                                                                              SO: significant other

TTC: trying to conceive                                                                                                                      TTYL: talk to you later                                                                                                                  TTYS: talk to you soon

WAHM: work at home mom
WM: working mom                                                                                                                        WTF: what the f**k?                                                                                                                          WTH: what the hell?
WWYD: what would you do?

For more social media lingo help please visit: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/social-media-terms

Hope this helps….. ❤

Curriculum Night

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Last night we had the pleasure to attend the annual school bbq and curriculum night at our children’s school. This was our second year attending, yes only our second year! How embarrassing is that considering our children are now in grade 6 and in grade 3? The truth is, that we did not “fit” in our previous school community and so we missed many school events.

You may be asking yourself why? See, our oldest son has always struggled with his behaviour; he was diagnosed with ADHD but in our previous school community he was labelled as the “bad” kid (even though they were aware of his diagnosis). He was often kept inside when he did not “behave”, he was often segregated from his peers…… he was so misunderstood. His principal twice even suggested that my son reminded him of “his nephew Joey”. He twice said to me “when he takes his Ritalin he is ok and when he does not take it, he is not ok”, imagine that? Anyhow, I will write more about this another day but rest assure we have found a much better school for him.

What is curriculum night? Curriculum night  for me, is first and foremost your first opportunity to meet your child’s teacher (if you have not done that yet) and to learn more about him/her. It is your chance to see your child’s classroom, his/her desk and some of the work they may have already done. It is also a chance to learn more about the curriculum, what will they be learning? How will the curriculum be taught? Which books will be used and more…. It is also your chance to meet the other staff in the school and finally, it is your chance to connect with other parents and meet your child’s school mates. I encourage you all to attend your school’s curriculum night!

Wishing all the kids a FUN-TASTC school year!

Back to School Poem

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T’was the night before back to school and excitement was in the air…… Lunch bags were packed, backpacks lined up, clothes laid out and kids were tucked in, dreaming away about the exciting day to come. But wait….. one more thing, there were excited parents across town, doing the happy dance and drinking some wine.

Yes it’s here…. It’s back to school. Summer was fun and many memories were made but now the time has come to make school memories. A, B, C, 1, 2, 3…… Wishing each of your children an awesome first day back to school and an even better school year!

Back To School Checklist

Back to School checklist by Maria Grimaldi

Back To School

 

Well we are 1 week away from back to school here in Ontario and Maria has kindly put together a checklist you may want to refer to… It may help you feel less overwhelmed:

Mom’s back to school checklist:

Go through last year’s supplies/clothes and check to see what is needed √

Look through flyers, many back to school sales  √

Hit the on-line sales √

Tackle school clothes shopping first √

Then tackle the school supplies list (you will feel less overwhelmed) √

Prepare a healthy snacks/lunch ideas list √

Make sure after school care is taken care of √

Enroll in after school activities √

And lastly, make an appointment with the optometrist. √

*Did you know that in Ontario eye exams are covered by OHIP for all children until they reach their 21st Birthday so 20 years and younger. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/eyecare.aspx

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