Pardon us as we interrupt our regularly-scheduled programming with some self-promoting information. But if you enjoy our page and our site, PLEASE read this AND share this. Then we’ll go back to the wine-y stuff. Promise.
Here’s the deal. You may not know that Facebook has this big fancy algorithm that determines which of our posts you get to see. That’s right. Chances are you DON’T see 75% of the content that we push out. (Don’t believe us? Swing by our page and see what you’ve missed in the last few days!)
So why is this? It’s because they are trying to make money. Can’t say we blame them. But frankly, because of the size of our audience we don’t have the kind of money that they are asking for. It’s like many thousands of dollars for us to “boost” one post to reach our whole audience. Yep, really. And, well… our kids want to go to college, and all.
1.) You should absolutely, positively read this before school starts. It will remind you that we are all trying to be “that Mom,” but none of us actually are.
2.) The kids who are entering college as freshman this year have NEVER had to lick a postage stamp. Think about that. Oh, and they were born the same year that Princess Diana died. We are old, people! These kids are going to COLLEGE! Want to be even more horrified? Check out this article that gives the full rundown of exactly what these kids know—and, more importantly, don’t know.
When all else fails, give them fruit snacks.
It’s all fun and games until… it’s not. KTLA TV Reporter Courtney Friel found that out the hard way when she picked a super cute little pre-schooler as he ventures off to his first day of school. What she didn’t bank on is the fact that a kid that age can switch from laughing to crying in a matter of—well, milliseconds. Especially when you laugh at their joke—and it wasn’t meant to be a joke.
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