The last time I saw Devlin and Darius, they were two of the many kids running carefree through the streets of our neighborhood. Now, a few years later (and a few hundred miles south of our neighborhood), they’re working hard — and smart — to help kids in their new community feel that same childhood […]
I don’t know about you, but at the beginning of the school year, my son got a very specific list of school supplies that he’d need for the year. It included things like glue sticks, markers, and colored pencils — you know, the stuff of 1st graders’ dreams. Well, come Back-to-School Night, Big’s teacher had […]
When Big asked me how people in wheelchairs would get upstairs at his elementary school a couple years ago, I never dreamed he might really, in practice, need to know the answer. But one day last summer I was at a park with a friend and she used two words that shook me. Muscular dystrophy.
I can’t think of a single mom I know who doesn’t worry. Is my son too shy? Will that leave a scar? Am I volunteering in the classroom enough? What am I going to make for dinner since I didn’t get to the store again? Are my kids fighting too much? Should I have let […]
Bring on Friday. And by Friday, I mean pizza and wine. And, it just so happens, some do gooding. (A few of my favorite things!)