Today, my little homeschool classroom loses a student. It's probably a good thing. She made it to a systems of equations unit in 8th grade math and . . .
My Word of the Year: On Liminal Space, Loneliness and Crossing Over
My word of the year is liminal. Yeah, I know. It's weird. Why couldn't I have chosen something like rhythm, contentment, peace, joy? I would have . . .
10 Things I Learned This Fall
This year I've become more introspective than ever about the passing of time. We've had time to watch the bluebird build its second and even third . . .
Regarding that Bright Side
A few days ago, I took my kids to a local peach orchard. It was morning, the humidity was low(er) and Graham needed to crank out some work, so out of . . .
I Wore a Confederate Flag Bandana in College (and other experiences growing up in the South)
Like many of you, I have spent quarantine time cleaning up and organizing things long-past due. One of those is a box of pictures I have carried with . . .
The Title Match
Titles used to mean a great deal to me. When I worked as the marketing manager of a private school, I desperately wanted to add the word director . . .
"She's obviously going through a phase," I stated emphatically to my husband earlier this week. "Surely this won't last." This I speak of is my nearly . . .
The Vision Files: Professional Pursuits & Passion Projects
Eighteen months ago, shortly after I had dropped out of the running for a prestigious position in my organization and asked to go part-time to be more . . .
Re-create Vs. Recreate: The Subtle Difference that Will Change Your Week
Last weekend I got the first glimpse of our new normal. All the things have begun. Back-to-school nights have come and gone, fall soccer is in full . . .
Family Lessons: Five Ways to Honor a Veteran Today
As a former military family, November 11th is a special day in our home. Honoring the armistice signed by Germany and Allied troops on November 11, . . .