Tag: Education

Sticks and Stones–Bullying and What We Can Do to Help

My first grader came home from school the other day to tell me about a boy who hasn’t been very nice. “He doesn’t want to be my friend, Mom. I was trying to be his, but he doesn’t want to. He never wants to… Continue Reading “Sticks and Stones–Bullying and What We Can Do to Help”

Our Most Precious Commodity (a thank you to teachers everywhere)

Nine months ago I held my little five-year-old’s hand and led him up the stairs to a new phase of life. I squeezed it tight and held my breath, because secretly I was just as nervous as he was. His Thomas the Train backpack… Continue Reading “Our Most Precious Commodity (a thank you to teachers everywhere)”

My Thoughts on Monkeys and Tests…

Years ago when our oldest son was not quite two I remember having a conversation while eating lunch. It went about like this: Mom: “…so Daddy is a boy and Mommy is a girl.” R: “Auntie M a girl?” Mom: “Yep, and uncle A… Continue Reading “My Thoughts on Monkeys and Tests…”