Calm Amid the Chaos

It’s true: It’s sometimes harder to notice change that occurs right in front of you. Being around my kids every day, I am aware of the changes taking place of course, but sometimes it takes an event — discovering an old box of photos, a visit from a relative, an annual event, or a milestone […]

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Progress vs. Development

Yesterday was the first day of school for our family. We made the kids pose for the obligatory photo and then sent our newly minted seventh- and eight-graders off to middle school. We’ve been at this school thing for a while now. Counting Ryan’s years in special services preschool, yesterday was his twelfth first day […]

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