This past Saturday, I attended my 30th high school reunion. Thirty years!!! How is it possible that I am old enough to say I did anything thirty years ago? I definitely do not feel that old. Well, I guess that’s not totally true. Physically, there are times when I do feel older. When I get …Read More
A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine who is a high school teacher was looking for a speaker to come in and talk to her Intro to Psychology class. This is a section of the population I don’t have much experience speaking to. I’ve spoken for groups of moms and dads. I’ve spent plenty …Read More
I was not cool in high school. At all. I wasn’t unpopular by any means. I knew just about everyone in school (it was a small high school) and I’d say I was well-liked enough. I had an awesome group of close friends, most of whom were on the swim team. But even in my …Read More
This year we have a kindergartener, first grader, second grader, fifth grader, sixth grader, and high school senior. We’ve got at least one kid in each school in the district. And each of those six kids is different. Some are strong students, some are not so strong. Some are well behaved, some are not so …Read More
I have a story to tell you. It’s kind of two parts that eventually come together. Here is the first part… I have recently reconnected with an old friend from high school. We weren’t particularly close friends back then. He’s two years younger than me, and actually better friends with my brother who was in his …Read More
You know my kids have a thing for feminine hygiene products. They’re pretty creative with them. They use them for wine glass cozies and sportswear, and blindfolds, and diapers. Every once in a while they will ask what they are actually for. This is a tricky one for me. Not because I’m uncomfortable discussing …Read More
I’m the cool one, he’s the cool one, she’s the cool one, we’re the cool one, wouldn’t you like to be the cool one too?
The other day I was talking about that little red number over the facebook message icon. How you never know what lies behind that number. Well, just recently, that number lit up again. But before I get to that, let me backtrack. I grew up in a seriously loaded town in Connecticut. Lots and lots, …Read More