Belle of the books

She loves to read, and I love that she does. My tween daughter has always embraced reading. She enjoyed stories read to her as an infant and toddler, then took the reins as she learned more words, reading to me and her brother. Lately, however, it seems I find her...

Precious jewels

There’s a quote on social media seen with varied photos and background designs. It reads, “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” It comes to mind every time my son runs up and throws his arms...

Helper status means a little more

My daughter’s status in the highest grade level at her school enabled her to become a “helper.” These students, chosen by a teacher who advises the group, spend a period with the school’s littlest students playing games, mostly ones played in...

Getting the pointe

It’s every budding ballerina’s dream: To dance en pointe, or on your tiptoes, in pointe shoes. My budding ballerina has reached that milestone. She began ballet/pre-pointe classes last summer. Last month, she went for her first pointe shoe fitting. We...

Smiles for spring

Spring photos at school. Spring-like backgrounds, poses other than the head and shoulders typically seen in the fall and a variety of packages and items depicting that second photo of the school year. Wait a minute. Weren’t school pictures taken in the fall,...