Today was the first day back to school for our city's public school students, including several of my daughter's friends who began at the city's public, full-day junior kindergarten program.

We celebrated not-back-to-school-day with a crowd of local homeschoolers who gathered at our local library and park. Later, we took a rainy walk to the Harvard Square Farmer's Market and spent the evening cooking a yummy autumn meal that warmed our bellies on this cool September day.

How are you celebrating not-back-to-school time in your area?