In the school system our kids are in you go to one school for grades K-5, another for grades 6-7, another for 8-9, and then the last for grades 10-12. My one school building that held grades K-12 childhood in no way prepares me to even know how to approach that much change for Grace … Continue reading Are we overthinking this?
If my life had a soundtrack I believe the song “Everything Changes” from Waitress would be heavily featured. The first part that truly speaks to me goes like this: “Today’s a day like any other But I’m changed I am a mother Oh, in an instant And who I was has disappeared It doesn’t matter, … Continue reading Everything Changes
Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13. Thirteen is supposed to be the start of teenager-dom. It’s supposed to be about navigating friendships, big emotions, limits, learning, taking steps toward independence. We should be a year away from teaching her to drive. For us though 13 will be very much like 12, 11, 10 and the years … Continue reading Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13.
I woke up this morning in a hotel room flipped on the TV and the movie “Won’t Back Down” started on HBO. It’s a story of a mother and a teacher joining forces to take over their failing school. The movie is based on a true story but as anyone knows things tend to be … Continue reading Won’t Back Down