"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." -Fred Rogers On Monday, my parents were riding their red tandem on the Burke Gilman Trail when their typical day took a sudden turn. The biker in front of them suddenly stopped, and my dad safely passed to the left. Some glass sparkled… Continue reading Look for the Helpers
It's Monday evening at the grocery store. I rush through the store like a cheetah snatching its prey. Glance at my watch. Fifteen minutes until Gymnast is done with practice. Can't be late. Hurry up. Pick a short line. Place all my items on the conveyor belt. And that's when my eyes finally elevate away… Continue reading Why It’s Never the Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing
"I'd completely given up on this seed ever becoming anything. But, look! It broke through yesterday," I said to my 6th grade daughter. I gleefully held the plastic green cup in front of her. She wasn't nearly as excited or shocked as I was, but I guess that's to be expected from a pre-teen on… Continue reading That’s Why You Never Give Up, Mom!
Oh, Fortnite. I've been dragging my feet to post this, but the more I've talked with fellow moms the more I realize I'm not alone in these sentiments and the challenges of parenting in this technology age. My son downloaded Fortnite on his 14th birthday in November and began learning the ins-and-outs of the game.… Continue reading The Trouble with Fortnite (The New “F” Word)