I Am Not Going Into 7th Grade

I Am Not Going Into 7th Grade

My daughter started middle school three weeks ago and it’s certainly had its ups and downs . . . I knew it would be tricky but I really wasn’t prepared for quite how much it would trigger me. I mean, opening the locker alone was enough to make me...
Beginnings, But Mostly Endings

Beginnings, But Mostly Endings

“Hi, Mama,” my 6th grader says as I walk up behind her. It’s Field Day, and she’s sitting with a group of her 12-year-old friends. Mama. She says it casually, naturally, just as when we are home, both she and her six-year-old sister alternate...
The Legs Up The Wall Challenge

The Legs Up The Wall Challenge

It’s January, so that means the masses are¬†frantically¬†setting goals that aren’t attainable, making masochistic resolutions, setting themselves up for failure, and trying to be healthier and happier by changing their lives in expensive and impractical...