To My Son, On the 50-Yard Line

This piece was originally published on Dearest Son, You are about to turn 9. That puts you about halfway to the age at which you will leave home and head off to college, or whatever adventure awaits you upon … Read More

What Has 2020 Taught You?

2020 has been quite a year, to say the least. It even has its own hashtag, one that doesn’t quite bring about warm fuzzy memories and feelings. It’s pretty much the catchphrase for anything that goes wrong, big or small. … Read More

Two More Elections

Everyone always talks about your 18 summers, but what about the fact that you only have 4-5 election cycles before you become a voting member of society?… Read More

Red Hat, Blue Hat, OOPS!

The other day, I caught myself right in the middle of a live reenactment of my daughter’s favorite Boynton book, Blue Hat, Green Hat (The Oops Book). As we were walking out the door to go vote followed by a … Read More

Halloween Candy Math

What are your kids’ favorite Halloween traditions? My kiddos have one that makes their list every single year. The best part about it? I don’t even have to make them do it- they “created” it themselves! After the decorating, dressing … Read More

A Woman Died Last Night

A woman died last night. It shouldn’t matter that she was a high-powered, path-paving, revolutionary legend. It shouldn’t matter what her political beliefs, religion, ethnicity, gender, race, etc. were. She was a woman. A daughter, a wife, a mother, a … Read More