Getting Through The Day vs. Really, Really Living

I never like it when a lecture directed at one of my children ends up condemning myself, but that is exactly what happened to me this week. One of my kids hit a particularly rough patch at school and was falling further behind. In the midst of a lecture about being disciplined, getting homework done,Continue reading “Getting Through The Day vs. Really, Really Living”

A shiny quarter, a stack of Grit magazines, and a cranky old lady

When I told my mom that I wanted a job, she never laughed at me and told me what a silly idea it was for an eight-year-old girl. Instead, she opened the world of newspapers to me by suggesting that I sell Grit Magazine door to door in our small neighborhood which was then onContinue reading “A shiny quarter, a stack of Grit magazines, and a cranky old lady”