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...