Living With the Danger . . . And Finding Ways to Overcome It

In many ways this was a typical Monday morning.Both kids got distracted several times while getting ready, and had to be reminded multiple times to get their backpacks, their snacks, their mittens and hats. (I'd like to pretend that all my reminders were calm and kind -- but truth be told, I did yell a couple of times.)On most school mornings getting out the door can seem like a marathon -- often a frustrating one....more

A Teacher's Thoughts & Fears Following Sandy Hook

Like most people, I was particularly rattled by Friday's tragedy in Newtown, CT. I have small children of my own, my older son just a year or two younger than many of the victims. I simply could not know what the parents of the deceased children must have been going through, though what I imagined was worse than any conceivable hell....more
@kathy.bolt I'm sorry to have instilled that fear in you!  This break is much-needed.  Here's to ...more

What if the NRA put their Money where we Hurt the Most?

The first thought in my head this morning was, "What if we didn't have to be afraid?"...more