Parent Pal Tip #334: Get Out!

Can I be transparent just for a moment? Do you mind? I’m gonna make myself vulnerable to you, the reader, if just but for a moment. Yesterday was an emotional day for me to say the least. Yep. I kinda fell into the “sunken place” of parenting. Ok. So here’s the story. I’m casually (and […]

It’s the Small Things….#beinvolved

This morning I called my son before school to lecture and remind him of a couple of assignments that were missing in Powerschool. Powerschool is a electronic portal available to parents to view grades and assignments. A much-needed tool for the transition to sixth grade. When I mentioned the two assignments, he had already had them […]

Be Involved: Immediate Action

A couple of weeks ago I drafted a post based on the outrage, disappointment, regret, and dissension that I saw scrolling across my timeline in light of the recent appointment of Betsy DeVos as the new Secretary of the Department of Education. In an effort to counter the negative feelings, I offered (3) three ways […]

DeVos. She won. Now what?

Soooooo….it’s all over my  Facebook timeline. Frustration. Disgust. Desperation. There’s no way you can miss it. And it’s all in response to Betsy DeVos’ election to Secretary of the US Department of Education. So why all of the controversy you ask? The Secretary of the DOE is responsible for the overall direction, supervision, and coordination […]