Life is a patient teacher

| January 20, 2020

If I had all the time in the world like Bill Murray in the 1980s hit movie Groundhogs Day, all the things I would do. I morned to myself as I watched his character transform from a self centered ego-manic into a compassionate hero with a multitude of talents from ice sculpting to speaking French […]

To homeschool or not to homeschool?

| January 20, 2020

At the end of 5th grade, my son was coming home with words no parent would ever want to hear: I hate school. My husband and I did everything we thought we could do at the time, listen to him vent his frustrations, discuss options, and talk to the teachers. For months, he was angry […]

Me? Prejudice?

| August 21, 2016

Alex P. Keaton was an anomaly to his parents in Family Ties, while my son was a surprise to me. Instead of suits and ties, my son likes to sport camo and bright orange hats. Instead of the stock market, he likes to look at gun and rifle prices. He reads magazines and books on […]

I found a way

| September 12, 2013

When I was seven years old, my cousin told me she took ballet and showed me all the cool things she could do. I went to my mother that very day and asked her if I could take ballet too. She told me quite firmly that we didn’t have money for it. And that was […]

The Light in Her Eyes

| August 5, 2013

Yesterday we brought our two older boys to see grandma Jean. They were not enthusiastic, they’ve never really known her except for some brief visits where she would ask them how old they were and comment on how big they’ve grown. But they do know that she is their last living great grandparent and they […]