Cootie Catchers for Connection

Cootie Catchers for Connection

Mom: So, how was school today? Kid: Fine.  Mom: So what did you do?  Kid: Nothing. Mom: Who’d you play with? Kid: I don’t know.  Mom: Just tell me one thing, something…?!?!?!    What gives? If you’re the parent of a child who goes to...
I’m Grieving Preschool Graduation

I’m Grieving Preschool Graduation

The email brought me to my knees simply read: I’d like to organize a zoom graduation. My eyes filled. My heart clutched. At first I quieted: containing my grief. After all, it is not high school graduation, or college graduation. It is not a wedding deferred; it’s not...
Screens During The Pandemic

Screens During The Pandemic

Mama, she whispered. Mama, I want to facetime gramma. Mama, can I put your password in? I was asleep, and my little one nudged the side of my face, asking for my cell phone. I sighed and handed it over, the memory of my children’s screen use getting out of hand...