Godspeed, Sweet Dreams

Godspeed, Sweet DreamsLisa Witherspoon 6:00 am.  My alarm goes off and I drag myself out of bed.  Throw on some yoga pants and put my hair in a ponytail.  Then, I trudge down the hall.  Lights on.  Coffee on.  Alarm off.  Dog out. ...more
Beautiful, Lisa. I love watching my kids sleep at night. Such a great post. more

Children's Place Learns The Hard Way That "Math Is Hard" Is Over

Well this week certainly started off with a bang in the back-to-school clothing world -- The Children's Place, purveyor of popular yet affordable clothes for kids, experienced a huge wave of backlash as news spread across the 'net that they were selling a girls' shirt that may as well have said, "Math is haaaaaard." Watching the indignation unfold on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs was equal parts entertainment and "please stop the planet, I want to get off." There was something else, too. There was a little... deja vu. Haven't we already been through this? ...more
I am one of those parents who was horrified at the shirt and glad it got pulled. And you raise ... more

Child Care Costs and Limited Leave: Why I Left Teaching to Care for My Own Kids

Spiraling childcare costs and limited leave meant I had to make the tough choice: to teach kids, or to care for my own family. ...more
This is a great post. I am so glad you were able to find a solution that worked for your family. ... more

Traveling to BlogHer '13 Was a Journey I Needed to Make

I sat down in the cab taking me away from the Chicago Sheraton and the BlogHer '13 Conference, and I wanted to cry. Those tears that are a crazy mixture of sadness, exhaustion, emotional overload, happiness, and even gratitude. The tears that come after an intense, overwhelming, and amazing experience. When you are tired and inspired all at once. ...more
@Mom of A and a Thanks ~ I'll save you a seat! :) more

Traveling to BlogHer '13 Was a Journey I Needed to Make

I sat down in the cab taking me away from the Chicago Sheraton and the BlogHer '13 Conference, and I wanted to cry. Those tears that are a crazy mixture of sadness, exhaustion, emotional overload, happiness, and even gratitude. The tears that come after an intense, overwhelming, and amazing experience. When you are tired and inspired all at once. ...more
@nrlowell  @NancyLowell Nancy - that's exactly it! Sleep-away camp for grownups! more

Traveling to BlogHer '13 Was a Journey I Needed to Make

I sat down in the cab taking me away from the Chicago Sheraton and the BlogHer '13 Conference, and I wanted to cry. Those tears that are a crazy mixture of sadness, exhaustion, emotional overload, happiness, and even gratitude. The tears that come after an intense, overwhelming, and amazing experience. When you are tired and inspired all at once. ...more
@Kiss my List I hope so too! more

Traveling to BlogHer '13 Was a Journey I Needed to Make

I sat down in the cab taking me away from the Chicago Sheraton and the BlogHer '13 Conference, and I wanted to cry. Those tears that are a crazy mixture of sadness, exhaustion, emotional overload, happiness, and even gratitude. The tears that come after an intense, overwhelming, and amazing experience. When you are tired and inspired all at once. ...more
@Jen Kehl Thanks Jen! I loved getting to know you.... and yes, empowering indeed. Already ... more

Traveling to BlogHer '13 Was a Journey I Needed to Make

I sat down in the cab taking me away from the Chicago Sheraton and the BlogHer '13 Conference, and I wanted to cry. Those tears that are a crazy mixture of sadness, exhaustion, emotional overload, happiness, and even gratitude. The tears that come after an intense, overwhelming, and amazing experience. When you are tired and inspired all at once. ...more
@stephsprenger Kindred spirits indeed. I am hoping the BlogHer high lasts for a while... And I ... more

Traveling to BlogHer '13 Was a Journey I Needed to Make

I sat down in the cab taking me away from the Chicago Sheraton and the BlogHer '13 Conference, and I wanted to cry. Those tears that are a crazy mixture of sadness, exhaustion, emotional overload, happiness, and even gratitude. The tears that come after an intense, overwhelming, and amazing experience. When you are tired and inspired all at once. ...more
@sandrasallin *Blushing* Thanks Sandy! I had a blast hanging out with you. And I loved your ... more

Traveling to BlogHer '13 Was a Journey I Needed to Make

I sat down in the cab taking me away from the Chicago Sheraton and the BlogHer '13 Conference, and I wanted to cry. Those tears that are a crazy mixture of sadness, exhaustion, emotional overload, happiness, and even gratitude. The tears that come after an intense, overwhelming, and amazing experience. When you are tired and inspired all at once. ...more
@JennaHatfield Thanks so much Jenna. As I wrote, I was unprepared for how moving the whole ... more