Farewell Facebook

Dear Facebook, We’ve been together now for a little more than two years, and in many ways it has been wonderful. You’ve given me a forum to reconnect with some people I truly missed, to connect with some people I like and respect. I enjoy seeing pictures of my friends’ families sometimes, and I enjoy…

Volunteering at the Kiddos’ School, Good Stuff for More Reasons Than I Originally Imagined

I spent much of the weekend helping out at my kids’ school. It was the second annual “Arts and Crafts Spectacular”, a big name for a small (but sweet) event conceived to raise money for my daughters’ small public charter school. We did pretty well this year, though numbers were a little down from the…

Grateful for Family Time (Grateful for Alone Time)

“I’m having some alone ti…(door SLAMS)!” This from my younger daughter, coming from the upstairs bedroom she shares with her sister. Both of them do this occasionally, reserve some solo time in their room. Something I enjoy about my kids, and have probably cultivated through nature or nurture is their need and respect for some…

Grateful for the Original Star Wars Trilogy I Am…

I remember being in kindergarten, around the time Star Wars came out, and excitedly discussing Princess Leia with some of my classmates. I don’t remember much about kindergarten, oddly, but I do remember this moment. Standing outside waiting for the school bus and getting really, really excited about Star Wars and this strong woman character,…

Day 20: Lessons in Monster High Dolls as a Teachable Moment

There are 5 Monster High dolls hidden in my closet. Yes, hidden. Because I dislike these dolls. The reason they are in my house in the first place is because they were gifts from well-meaning family members. So the girls got them for Christmas because the dolls are indeed very popular at the moment. This…