Back to school — for mommy

With the academic year three weeks old, my children’s schools held “Back to School Night” this week. With one in elementary school and one in middle school, this meant two evenings dedicated to meeting teachers, learning about classes and walking the...

Keep kids in mind as you drive

When I ran the Chicago Marathon nearly 11 years ago, thousands of spectators lined the streets to cheer on the thousands of runners making the 26.2-mile trek. Some held signs of encouragement, both inspirational and humorous. One sign that made me laugh out loud read,...

Sickening bullying incident

With most students back in school now that Labor Day has come and gone, the activities, academics and antics continue and/or resume. The latter might mean practical jokes, and yes, fun is fun. However, when it hurts another student mentally, physically, emotionally or...