Tears on the First Day of School

On my daughter's first day of kindergarten, she was simply a rock star. No tears; only excitement for her. On the other hand, my stomach was in knots, and I had to beat back the urge to take my child by the hand and run. "I will not cry," I whispered … continue reading

Empty Nest Syndrome With One Still At Home?

I recently opened a letter addressed to my son from Ohio State University. I figured why not, I should handle his business while he's spending his summer working hard earning additional credit hours to get a few more steps ahead. And I wanted to know … continue reading

Modern, Progressive World Demands Equality

Today is a day that means the world to me. I’ve fought most of my life in the battle of equality (in various forms) for women. I grew up watching my mom fight, and we both continue to fight on behalf of my 5 year-old daughter. I spent the better … continue reading

Thanks For The Memories. Now Get Lost, Caillou.

Last night, as part of her usual "settle down for bedtime" routine, my daughter asked for Sprout and wished aloud that it be time for Caillou. It was. It never fails; it's always time for Caillou. Allow me to get this out of the way right now. I … continue reading