The 3 A’s

Another memorable school year has come to a close. I’m still pinching myself when I see how much my children have grown this year, not only in inches but in character. Thanks to some amazing teachers who have really gotten to know and value who they are, they have excelled. Anna and Brody seem really…

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Oh, the joys of sibling rivalry! I always wanted a boy first, to be the protective, cool big brother. Be careful what you wish for because this dream came true, but it hasn’t been sweet vision I imagined! While my son may be the Golden boy at school, he’s a very different person at home….

Raise ‘Em Right

Interesting that I first started writing this draft on October 3, 2015 after another mass shooting on an Oregon campus. I didn’t finish my thoughts and now sadly, the thoughts are just as relevant today after another hate crime by another American (not refugee) lunatic yesterday in Colorado. The most recent mass shooting is yet…

It’s a Little Problem

Something clever I have taught ‘my kids’ in guidance class for as long as I can remember is to distinguish between a big and a little problem. It starts in kindergarten and goes all the way to fifth grade, sadly: the tattling. Kids want to make themselves look better by making others looks worse. Wait,…