Starry Night Prom 2016

It's that time of year again! That's right. It's Prom Season. And the Starry Night Prom 2016 is coming up on us....fast! "What's the Starry Night Prom?" you ask. Let me tell you by including part of our Starry Night Prom donations request letter: "The Starry Night Prom started in 2008 with a vision to…

Nurses Need Superhero Capes

My son had surgery to repair a deviated septum and some sinus issues and for good measure, the ENT decided to yank out those pesky tonsils along as he was under general anesthesia. When they brought me back to the step-down recovery area, I giggled a little. Yeah, I'm a jerk. But it was kind…

Parental Winning

I spent this past Thursday-Saturday at a statewide Family Engagement Conference. It was amazing. I managed to hit 3 classes on time and even 2 more slightly late (thanks, kids) due to appointments and being the academic version of today's Soccer Mom. I was so inspired by so many of the speakers and the presenters…

Shiner

Me:  Son, you keep teasing your sister and one of these days she's going to tag you right in the eye.     He:  Pffft! I don't think so. She knows better.Me:  Mm-hmmmmm. Keep it up. I'm telling you, she's going to pop you one and make you cry.     He:  Yeah, right. **********Several weeks later, during…

Why Don’t They Like Me?

My heart just broke into pieces last night.My little girl, who is now thirteen, came to me and asked why her cousin doesn't write to her anymore.  I asked if she was writing.  "Yes, but I don't write as much anymore because she never answers." I started to say something and she interrupted me, "Don't…