School Started, a Reflection

I now have two middle schoolers. Before school even began, my daughter excitedly discussed all the things she wanted to do to her locker....

Summer!

Every year, I say, “This was a crazy summer!” And every year I mean it, but then the next summer is even crazier, busier, more exciting....

An Introvert and Summer Break

This morning I woke up at 6:45 to the sound of my alarm. The kids and I had to go get our passports renewed for an end of summer trip...

Bad Words and Losing Innocence

A couple weeks ago my son came home and said some kids at school sometimes call each other bad names.  A parent’s worst fear, I asked...

Let’s Read. It Might Be Fun

My daughter is reading.  The “Bob” books are her favorite.  I offer her Dick and Jane, Dr. Seuss, she shakes her head and reads about...