How everyone can benefit from “back-to-school”

How everyone can benefit from “back-to-school” It’s back-to-school time. I don’t know why that’s always so exciting for me—it means piles of grading, early mornings, missing grades in the grade book, parent emails, student excuses. But I’m an...

How to do hard things (that could change the world)

How to do hard things(that could change the world) I’m knee-deep in doing hard things. Lots of them. And I feel completely incapable, unprepared, unsuccessful, and overwhelmed. No surprise, writing a blog this morning to tell other people how to do hard things was the...

7 things to consider when changing your child’s school

7 things to consider when changing your child's school Now entering the fourth quarter, the school year is winding down. For many, the applications are out and the down payments have been made. Yet many parents are still agonizing over their options for next fall....

4 values moms need this school year

4 values moms need this school year It’s time for my yearly back-to-school blog—the kind that gets you misty-eyed and nostalgic about where the time has gone. Your baby is going to kindergarten. Your baby is going to middle school. Your baby is going to high school....

Why Shakespeare never gets old

A friend of mine came over tonight because she’s about to teach Shakespeare for the first time, and she needed some help. I have been totally geeking out all evening! Shakespeare’s going to turn 453 this month, but he never gets old to me. This afternoon,...

College again–breathe deeply

It’s happening again. I think I’m getting better at this process of separating from my children, but maybe I’m just better at breathing deeply. Pacing myself and mentally preparing myself for the amputation. It helps to stay busy. And I’ve sure...

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