Video Games Are Not for Girls My Age. No Exceptions.

I’m the proud owner of a gaming system. It’s a hand-me-down gifted by someone who couldn’t believe we didn’t have a gaming system. It was as if he found out we didn’t have food or had only one pair of socks to share between us. He had...

No Card for You: First Annual Holiday Blog Wrapup

I didn’t send you a card. Not because I don’t like you. I never finish my cards. Ever. Somewhere in the recesses of a closet lies a box of unsent wedding thank yous from a dozen years ago–I was so appreciative I wrote novels. I paused to include...

Bad Mom Ruins Elementary Christmas

I’m an urban secondary educator who’s moved out to the sticks. Although I grew up in a small town, Christmas changes from location to location. Things definitely aren’t the same in the city. I got Christmas all wrong. I knew I must get something for...

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chaos

Friday. TGIF. The last day…before Christmas break. The world is rejoicing. We…just…have…to…survive…today. I brought the gifts I made for my advisory students yesterday. Getting a jump on Christmas, like most of America. I forgot two...