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Back to the Daily Grind

It’s that time again! Are you ready to slide into another new school year? Time to purchase back-to-school supplies, school clothes, and get the endless amount of preschool forms completed.

Time for parents and children to transition back into daily routines, meet new teachers, new friends, and for many, a whole new school. For parents, this can either be a blessing or a time of stress and sadness. But it’s always a time for everyone to get excited about the anticipation of a fresh start.  Even for me, although I am clearly beyond school age, I still love the excitement that a new school year brings. I also look forward to all the stories my kids will share – at least for the first week or so before they go back to their usual response “good”  to my “how was your day” question.  This year our family will welcome a freshman into college, a sophomore into a new school, and a 7th-grader returning to her current school. So we should have plenty of excitement around our house, to say the least.

I don’t know about you, but each year during this time it’s like a “mini” New Year’s for me, where I set my resolutions for a better year.  I think things like “This year I am going to read every school email within 24 hours of it arriving” and “I am going to cook more family meals” or “Be more organized with the kids’ school activities.” The list goes on. But, just like most of my New Year’s resolutions, by about week three I am back to just trying to keep my head above water. In this issue we are celebrating Women In Business, and I think it’s a perfect time to remind parents – especially Mom’s – that you are doing a great job. It’s ok not to be perfect because no one is regardless of what you see on Facebook or “Fakebook” as I like to call it.

Many of the amazing women featured in our publication would be happy to tell you how they struggle to balance home and work, they sometimes feel guilty and have days where they feel they fail at both work and at home.  That being said, I hope everyone keeps this in mind. And the next time you see a parent who forgot their child’s lunch, is late to pick up their kiddo from school, etc. instead of judging them maybe offer them a smile or a word of encouragement because I genuinely believe we are all just trying to do our best. I hope you enjoy this issue and we wish you and your family all the best in the 2018-2019 school year!

Kelly Murray
Publisher of Murray Media Group

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