A decade of motherhood and still growing

Most people wouldn’t choose this sunflower at the florist. They would want one with a straight stalk that they could put in a vase and admire. A sunflower fully fringed with petals. A sunflower that conformed in all ways to the expectations set forth on the seed packet. Behind it,Read More

Crossing off and moving on

Supposedly, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer end today. My kids go back to school tomorrow. I go back to my day job after my summer hiatus. Even if you never got an official summer break, Labor Day signifies a change in attitude, a time to return to schedules,Read More

Let’s make summer vacation more scarce

Last week, I made a pitch for year-round school to Michigan’s lieutenant governor and Michelle Fecteau of the Michigan State Board of Education when they visited Traverse City as part of a listening tour on special education. I got sympathetic nods. With a special education child himself, Lt. Gov. CalleyRead More