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My little crab apple 

most days my daughter is fun and joyous and happy and laughing. But some days, sometimes, she is hell in a hand basket. And today is one of those days. 467 more words


School resource officer sued for allegedly handcuffing children with ADHD

(CNN) — A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy now faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing elementary school children who were acting out as a result of their hyperactivity disorder and other disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said. 756 more words

National/World News

Overwhelmed by goodness

We were supposed to leave in the evening train from Hyderabad to Chennai. We had about ten bags/suitcases in total. I had booked a cab (an Innova) the previous evening so that our luggage would fit. 895 more words


Time to move on?

My notebook is out of blank pages.  The ones that remain are filled with notes, work thoughts, kids homework moments, and my doodles.  Am I smarter than a 5th grader?   324 more words


Let's not talk about goals ...

I am very quickly boring myself with my talk of goals, deadlines, new challenges. M is patient and kind about listening as I chatter along every waking moment (when not engaged in actually working towards said goal, deadlines, new challenges). 880 more words

"Mommy, Jesus saw a seal! I've seen a seal too!"

Raise your hand if remember the incredibly hysterical and spot on book series, Amelia Bedelia. I loved them growing up. I recall one where Amelia went to a school and was told to plant the bulbs with the children, meaning tulip bulbs. 799 more words

Everyday Ordinary

Back to School - Are We Ready for This?

AUGUST!  And we all know what that means – time to get ready to go back to school!

This summer feels like it has gone by oh so very quickly – even more quickly than usual.   772 more words