End of an Era: Goodbye, Southwood Glen

When we first moved to our neighborhood, I didn’t even know where the local elementary school was. I knew that it was reportedly “good,” that’s why we moved here, after all. The more-experienced neighbor across the street mentioned that the school that Natalie, then two, would go to was only about a mile that way.Continue reading “End of an Era: Goodbye, Southwood Glen”

Anatomy III

A third in a series that I wish you wouldn’t mention to my daughters just yet… This morning, my neighbor texted me.  Her fifth grade daughter realized the one advantage of school being closed for shelter in place:  no Human Growth and Development!  My friend wondered whether I would be available for virtual lessons inContinue reading “Anatomy III”

Exit Lane To Adulthood

[Author’s note:  So, I haven’t posted in, like, months.  I fell out of the habit!  But it’s because I fell into another habit that has consumed me.  I have an admission:  I’m writing a book.  Two books, actually.  Aaack, I can’t believe I said that out loud!  But I have a lot of non-book thingsContinue reading “Exit Lane To Adulthood”

Zero to sixty

Man, I had a hard time with the girls on Sunday.  They were at their moody worst on the way to church, and the drama continued as we went into church.  The 8-year-old was being incredibly sensitive and reactionary, melting down over each perceived (or real) slight or indignation from her sister.  And that 12-year-oldContinue reading “Zero to sixty”