Month: December 2018

The Best Kind of High

I shouldn’t have done it. Granted, everyone else was doing it. People worse than me had done it and come through just fine. I thought I could handle it. I thought I’d be different. Besides, nobody, and I mean nobody, warned me against it….

What our Elf on on the Shelf is up to

Corrupting all the elves from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. What is your Elf up to?


NYT: What Straight-A Students Get Wrong

Hail to the Average! Spoiler Alert: Beware. This article does NOT solely praise straight-A students.  

Dear College Parents

It’s that time of year! The kids are coming home for the holidays! Check out Grown & Flown’s letter to college parents. I wish you nothing but sanity this holiday season. Dear Freshman Parent

At least I’m not one of them

For twenty-two years, I’ve doubted my value as a parent. I’ve questioned every decision, worried about my children’s ability to make it through the cruel world of K-12, beat myself up over every mistake. But hindsight is 20/20, and, at this point, I can…


Six-word story

I’m taking an online writing class to supplement my Masters program in creative writing. The assignment this week was to create a six-word sentence that makes up the story of my life’s journey at this moment in time.