Mixed Feelings About School Starting?

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In some parts of the country school is already in session and where we live kids are savoring their last week of freedom before they hear that school bell ring. Back-to-school can be an exciting time for kids, but how are you feeling?

We've noticed a lot of moms and dads writing on their blogs about their mixed emotions over the start of the school season - sad to say goodbye to a fun summer, nervous for their kids, glad to be getting back to a routine, unsure (for parents who don't work outside the home) how to fill their time, looking forward to more one-on-one time with younger siblings, thrilled to reclaim more time for themselves, anxious at how fast their kids are growing up.

How are you feeling about the start of the school year?

(Photo: by Flickr member Caitlinator licensed for use under Creative Commons.)

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.