No One Stole Your Childhood, An Open Letter to My Kids, Summer 2020

Dear Abby and Eric, We cancelled most of our plans this summer. I know this disappointed you and you had to adjust. However, some one posted on Facebook that her kids’ “childhoods had actually been stolen” and I want you to know that, though part of you may be grieving, no one has stolen yourContinue reading “No One Stole Your Childhood, An Open Letter to My Kids, Summer 2020”

A Poem for Someone Who Never Broke My Heart

A poem for someone who never broke my heart. Whose quiet presence is always there, like my skin. Someone who takes care, but not of everything, leaving socks on the floor, pouring me a glass of wine. Someone, Who stares at his iPad when I want to talk. Who gets cold eyes when I becomeContinue reading “A Poem for Someone Who Never Broke My Heart”

Teachable Moments: Living, Educating, and Parenting During COVID-19

April 25, 2020 Dear Parents, I am a parent and have been a teacher for 20 years. I see so many parents on social media that are so stressed about the pressures of remote learning. I am writing this to say, STOP! YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS TO YOURSELF! Teachers barely understand howContinue reading “Teachable Moments: Living, Educating, and Parenting During COVID-19”