First day of school photo frenzy

Whoa, whoa. I gotta go. Back to school. Again! OK, movie trivia fans. What 1980s movie contained a song with that line? If you guessed the infamous 1982 sequel “Grease 2,” you are correct. The students of Rydell High lamented the return to academia in the...

I’m that mom

The 2016-17 school year begins in my household in less than 24 hours. A first-grader and a seventh-grader will head out to new adventures, academics and activities. Before hitting the books, what family doesn’t try and savor what the summer season still holds?...

The teens years arrive

The day has arrived. This mommy has a teenager. A teenaged daughter. That infamous “Trip to 20” begins. Wow. Time flies, and it will continue to do so. However, those memories of that last big push to bring Amber into the world, watching her sleep in her...

Encourage, not discourage

Viewing the “On This Day” app on my Facebook page this morning, a meme shared in 2013 and last year from the General Knowledge page appeared. The cartoon drawing shows a rhinoceros running on a treadmill, sweat spewing from its forehead. As it runs, it...