School In. Peace Out.

Today is the last first day of school in America. By the end of the week, most moms will have resigned themselves to the bittersweet rhythms of another school year. On one hand, it’s great to have the children back into a routine. On the other hand, peace often fades as school year demands settle…

Is Homeschooling a Sacred Cow?

It’s August. Everything in you wants to home school and everything in you doesn’t want to. Time is running out and tax-free weekend is coming up. You need to order curriculum and purchase supplies. A decision has to be made, and soon! I faced this quandary throughout my 13 years as a homeschooling mom and…

All My Unread Books

I have recently benefited from psychiatric treatment for my life-long battle with depression. One of the focus areas of this treatment is identifying the roots of my anger and how it manifests in my life. Recently, I realized how angry I am with God about slavery. I realized this after I came across a bunch of…

My Experience with Sexual Harrassment

  When I was 18, a married man kissed me on the lips. He was a friend of my father’s and they knew each other through work-related business. He was much younger than my dad, maybe 25. I will call him Jeff. I had just been accepted to Ivy League schools and Jeff had attended…

Taking a Virtual Knee for the Sake of the Children

  Here’s what I don’t like about an athlete taking a knee during the National Anthem: It’s a potential distraction from the concept of team. When we’re on a team, we are one. We act in unison once we don our uniforms. We don’t draw needless attention to ourselves because it takes a team mindset…

Smart Phone: The New Pacifier

  All of us read in despair as children are victimized by cyber-predators. The case here in Virginia recently truly hits home for our community, yet the question remains: what are we going to do about it? I ask this in an encouraging way, not an accusing way. I believe in the power of collective mother-resolve and…