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Off To Camp!

The bags are packed. The duffels have shipped. The stationary and envelopes have been carefully organized and pre-stamped. My daughter is leaving to sleep-away camp. It’s her first time going, but not my first time sending a kid away for… Read More ›

Candy is a Healthy Choice

We have junk in our house. Real junk. Chocolate. Cookies. Lollypops (even the red ones). There are chips and pretzels. Cupcakes, cookies, and Fruity Pebbles. We eat Pizza during the week. I don’t buy organic food, unless it’s on sale…. Read More ›

Reading Log Lies

Most nights, I go to sleep wondering if I am teaching my son to lie. It’s true. Straight up. Full disclosure. Maybe it’s because he’s the fifth child. Or maybe it’s just that I’m older. But every night when I… Read More ›

First Day

Another school year starts this week. The school supplies are purchased and packed in different colored backpacks. The uniforms are clean and there are no worn out knees in the crisp blue slacks. The last few days of summer barbecues… Read More ›

Stress.

Stress has all sorts of negative effects on one’s health and body. I’m under a lot of stress right now. The biggies: new job, new house, new schools for my kids, car breaking down, very little money. You get the… Read More ›

Summer Reading

Not that kind of summer reading. I’m talking about the assigned kind. A few years ago I wrote an article about summer reading and how ridiculous it was becoming. Unfortunately, not much has changed. So in honor of my children… Read More ›

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher, I am writing this to you because I have been in the education business for almost two decades and have been around the block, so to speak, in terms of teaching experience. I’m also a parent, so I… Read More ›