It was another beautiful Spring day and I was driving my daughter to preschool. She was singing along with me in the car and although we were no Divas, we knew we didn't sing that badly. I knew the screeching and crying wasn't my daughter, and she knew at least today, that it wasn't me. So what in the world was making that racket?
This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.
The MultiCulti Corner collaborated on a project for a group I co-founded with Delia Douglas of DDHPR called MultiCulti Corner (MCC). This project is perfect anytime but found it a great learning experience for Black History Month.
"Seeing any kind of doc on the band just shows how I went from being this sort of innocent rube -- 'This is great! I'm in a rock band and we're going to be famous!' -- then cut to nearly a decade later, going, 'What the f**k? Who do you gotta blow to get a f**king record deal?'"
As we get ready to get back into the school grind after the holidays, don't forget to take a deep breath. Sure, you may be taking way more courses than you think you can handle, or you may be worried about that one core requirement that you've been putting off since your first year, but don't worry, you've got this!
To have a successful transition back to school and to stay in one piece, you need to develop resources to live mentally healthy and to repair those metaphorical cracks in the brain when everything around you seems like its falling apart you feel like you might crumble.
I don't know about you, but when I was in grade school I completed all of my assignments by hand. I remember sitting around a large table with my other classmates, reading sentences out loud, or solving math problems and writing our answers down on a piece of wide-ruled notebook paper with a No. 2 pencil.
It's truly priceless to watch your child as he recounts --with sparkling eyes--the little adventures and situations that made him laugh at school that day.
This is pretty much how every single homework experience has gone since she started getting homework in kindergarten. Somehow, the prospect of homework liquefies my daughter's body and she melts into a puddle onto the floor.
Middle school was not one of the highlights of my childhood. It was when I was the last of my gal pals to start wearing a bra. It was when the teachers compared me to my genius older brother.
Come September, forget what you once enjoyed in your free time. You like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain? That's nice, dear, but no one cares.
For 59 seminarians and recent grads who traveled both across the street and across the country, the end of the summer meant either a return to school to finish a master's degree, or the beginning of new expressions of ministry.
No need to stow the luggage just because school is back in session. The more affordable back-to-school shoulder season is an ideal time to travel for many reasons: fewer crowds, lower temperatures and better deals on kid-friendly hotels and attractions.
States and districts should do all they can to prepare students for the new standards ahead of time, and to continue supporting students throughout the school year. There are several strategies that schools and communities can take to smooth this transition.
My Facebook feed is filled with parents celebrating back to school and here I am feeling like I just received a sentence to 9 months of torture. I can't be the only parent that feels this way?!?! No offense to all the hard working teachers, school administrators but frankly, back to school sucks!
Losing my two boys at such a young age was devastating, and in our journey for answers we discovered that there was very limited understanding on cardiomyopathy in children and no support services for families affected by the disease. With this realization, my husband and I knew something had to be done to address the unmet needs of the disease.