Might just be a game, but things can go wrong

Getting into mischief is nothing new for youngsters, but when it results in damage or even death, it’s downright dangerous and tragic. Last Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2017) in Flint, Michigan, five teenage boys decided to play a game of “dinging” on an...

He helps, and does it well

With healthy eating in mind, buying fruits and veggies is a big part of food shopping trips. The last shopping excursion netted an array of them. I usually try and cut them up quickly to store and have ready for snacking. Cucumbers, I have happily learned, are popular...

What’s it going to take to make them stop?

It happened again. Four days later. My daughter took the bus to school Monday morning (Oct. 23, 2017). My son got transport from mom. Approaching the driveway leading to parent-student dropoff, a grey sedan blocked the thruway. A woman comes to my car and said,...

Threats at school no joke

First came the text message. Then the phone call and the email message. A bomb threat found this morning (Oct. 19, 2017) in a boys’ bathroom at my daughter’s middle school prompted an evacuation of students, staff and faculty. Authorities...

Motherhood: What’s your favorite quote?

Social media serves up many a mommy/parenting meme, from the sentimental to the silly. While perusing Facebook earlier today, a meme that has stuck with me since my daughter was born surfaced. A favorite, it read, “I never knew how much love my heart could hold...