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A November poem

With apologies to Clement C. Moore...

It's the week before Thanksgiving,
And all through the house,
not a turkey was stirring,
no, nor even a louse.

Chilly forecast calls for hibernating

As I peered out the bathroom window this morning and saw the light frosting of snow on rooftops and lawns, I felt a shiver of dread.

Circling the Cirque

One of the great things about Fort Wayne is that we are a convenient stopping point for national touring acts.

Pinkwashing

Hey, did you know that breast cancer exists? You do? Great!

What frightens you?

A mother-daughter day

So this happened: my daughter got her heart broken by her Internet boyfriend.

When did homework get so hard?

My son's advancement to first grade means both my children have homework most nights. And, people, I am telling you now, I am having trouble.

Do the right thing

Last night, when I inquired about homework, my son quickly said he didn't have any and tried to hide his homework folder so I couldn't look inside. Naturally, this rang alarm bells.

The cool book challenge (no ice required)

I have been repeatedly challenged on Facebook to name 10 books that have stayed with me over the years.

Back to school, back to the madness

With last week's starting of school, my family has had to re-jigger our mornings so that everyone gets to where they need to be by the ungodly hour when the sun just begins to rise.